Class DefaultTypeName

All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Comparable<Generic­Name>, Generic­Name, Local­Name, Type­Name

public class DefaultTypeName extends DefaultLocalName implements TypeName
The name of an attribute type associated to a member name. Default­Type­Name can be instantiated by any of the following methods:

Mapping Java classes to type names

It is sometime useful to establish a mapping between Class and Type­Name. When an UML identifier from an OGC standard exists for a given Class, Apache SIS uses that identifier prefixed by the "OGC" namespace. Note that this is not a standard practice. A more standard practice would be to use the definition identifiers in OGC namespace (third column in the table below), but the set of data type identifiers defined by OGC is currently small and is sometime not an exact match.
Mapping from Java classes to type names (non-exhaustive list)
Java class Type name (unofficial) Definition identifier in OGC namespace Recommended URL in Web Processing Services
InternationalString OGC:FreeText
String OGC:CharacterString urn:ogc:def:dataType:OGC::string
URI OGC:URI urn:ogc:def:dataType:OGC::anyURI
Boolean OGC:Boolean urn:ogc:def:dataType:OGC::boolean
Integer OGC:Integer urn:ogc:def:dataType:OGC::nonNegativeInteger
BigDecimal OGC:Decimal
Double OGC:Real
Float OGC:Real
Date OGC:DateTime
Locale OGC:PT_Locale
Metadata OGC:MD_Metadata
Unknown Java class class:<the class name>
The mapping defined by Apache SIS may change in any future version depending on standardization progress. To protect against such changes, users are encouraged to rely on methods or constructors like Default­Name­Factory​.to­Type­Name(Class) or to­Class() instead of parsing the name.

Immutability and thread safety

This class is immutable and thus inherently thread-safe if the Name­Space and Char­Sequence arguments given to the constructor are also immutable. Subclasses shall make sure that any overridden methods remain safe to call from multiple threads and do not change any public Type­Name state.
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Defined in the sis-metadata module

  • Constructor Details

  • Method Details

    • castOrCopy

      public static DefaultTypeName castOrCopy(TypeName object)
      Returns a SIS type name implementation with the values of the given arbitrary implementation. This method performs the first applicable action in the following choices:
      • If the given object is null, then this method returns null.
      • Otherwise if the given object is already an instance of Default­Type­Name, then it is returned unchanged.
      • Otherwise a new Default­Type­Name instance is created with the same values than the given name.
      object - the object to get as a SIS implementation, or null if none.
      a SIS implementation containing the values of the given object (may be the given object itself), or null if the argument was null.
    • toClass

      public Class<?> toClass() throws UnknownNameException
      Returns the Java class associated to this type name. The default implementation parses this name in different ways depending on the scope:
      • If the scope is "OGC", then:
        • If the name is "Character­String", "Integer", "Real" or other recognized names (see class javadoc), then the corresponding class is returned.
        • Otherwise Unknown­Name­Exception is thrown.
      • Else if the scope is "class", then:
      • Else if the scope is global, then:
        • If the name is one of the names recognized in "OGC" scope (see above), then the corresponding class is returned.
        • Otherwise null is returned. No exception is thrown because names in the global namespace could be anything, so we can not be sure that the given name was wrong.
      • Otherwise null is returned, since this method can not check the validity of names in other namespaces.
      the Java class associated to this Type­Name, or null if there is no mapping from this name to a Java class.
      Unknown­Name­Exception - if a mapping from this name to a Java class was expected to exist (typically because of the scope) but the operation failed.
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