Class Features

Object
Static
Features

public final class Features extends Static
Static methods working on features or attributes.
Since:
0.5

Defined in the sis-feature module

  • Method Details

    • cast

      public static <V> DefaultAttributeType<V> cast(DefaultAttributeType<?> type, Class<V> valueClass) throws ClassCastException
      Casts the given attribute type to the given parameterized type. An exception is thrown immediately if the given type does not have the expected value class.
      Type Parameters:
      V - the expected value class.
      Parameters:
      type - the attribute type to cast, or null.
      value­Class - the expected value class.
      Returns:
      the attribute type casted to the given value class, or null if the given type was null.
      Throws:
      Class­Cast­Exception - if the given attribute type does not have the expected value class.
    • cast

      public static <V> AbstractAttribute<V> cast(AbstractAttribute<?> attribute, Class<V> valueClass) throws ClassCastException
      Casts the given attribute instance to the given parameterized type. An exception is thrown immediately if the given instance does not have the expected value class.
      Type Parameters:
      V - the expected value class.
      Parameters:
      attribute - the attribute instance to cast, or null.
      value­Class - the expected value class.
      Returns:
      the attribute instance casted to the given value class, or null if the given instance was null.
      Throws:
      Class­Cast­Exception - if the given attribute instance does not have the expected value class.
    • toAttribute

      public static Optional<DefaultAttributeType<?>> toAttribute(AbstractIdentifiedType type)
      Returns the given type as an Attribute­Type by casting if possible, or by getting the result type of an operation. More specifically this method returns the first of the following types which apply:
      • If the given type is an instance of Attribute­Type, then it is returned as-is.
      • If the given type is an instance of Operation and the Operation​.get­Result() result type is an Attribute­Type, then that result type is returned.
      • If the given type is an instance of Operation and the Operation​.get­Result() result type is another operation, then the above check is performed recursively.
      Parameters:
      type - the data type to express as an attribute type.
      Returns:
      the attribute type, or empty if this method cannot find any.
      Since:
      1.1
    • findCommonParent

      public static DefaultFeatureType findCommonParent(Iterable<? extends DefaultFeatureType> types)
      Finds a feature type common to all given types, or returns null if none is found. The return value is either one of the given types, or a parent common to all types. A feature F is considered a common parent if F.is­Assignable­From(type) returns true for all elements type in the given array.
      Parameters:
      types - types for which to find a common type, or null.
      Returns:
      a feature type which is assignable from all given types, or null if none.
      Since:
      1.0
      See Also:
    • getValueTypeName

      public static GenericName getValueTypeName(AbstractIdentifiedType property)
      Returns the name of the type of values that the given property can take. The type of value can be a Class, a Feature­Type or another Property­Type depending on given argument:
      • If property is an Attribute­Type, then this method gets the value class and maps that class to a name.
      • If property is a Feature­Association­Role, then this method gets the name of the value type. This methods can work even if the associated Feature­Type is not yet resolved.
      • If property is an Operation, then this method returns the name of the result type.
      Parameters:
      property - the property for which to get the name of value type.
      Returns:
      the name of value type, or null if none.
      Since:
      0.8
    • getLinkTarget

      public static Optional<String> getLinkTarget(AbstractIdentifiedType property)
      If the given property is a link, returns the name of the referenced property. A link is an operation created by a call to Feature­Operations​.link(Map, Property­Type), in which case the value returned by this method is the name of the Property­Type argument which has been given to that link(…) method.
      Parameters:
      property - the property to test, or null if none.
      Returns:
      the referenced property name if property is a link, or an empty value otherwise.
      Since:
      1.1
      See Also:
    • validate

      public static void validate(AbstractFeature feature) throws IllegalArgumentException
      Ensures that all characteristics and property values in the given feature are valid. An attribute is valid if it contains a number of values between the minimum and maximum number of occurrences (inclusive), all values are instances of the expected value class, and the attribute is compliant with any other restriction that the implementation may add.

      This method gets a quality report as documented in the Abstract­Feature​.quality() method and verifies that all conformance tests pass. If at least one Conformance­Result​.pass attribute is false, then an Invalid­Property­Value­Exception is thrown. Otherwise this method returns doing nothing.

      Parameters:
      feature - the feature to validate, or null.
      Throws:
      Illegal­Argument­Exception - if the given feature is non-null and does not pass validation.
      Since:
      0.7