ItemNotFound class

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An ItemNotFound exception indicates that a collection object search located no collection items that satisfy the selection criterion specified in the collection method that invoked the search. There are several searching methods, but only those that return a single found item produce an ItemNotFound exception.

This exception class has no properties. It is simply a notification that a valid search found no items that met the selection criterion.

The class's only method is the New constructor, which you would typically use with a SOUL Throw statement to produce an ItemNotFound exception yourself. For example:

throw %(itemNotFound):new

Remember that you catch an exception with the Catch statement; if an exception condition occurs outside a Catch for it, the request is cancelled. For example, if you expect one or no matches from your search, you might specify a block like the following:

try %terminationInfo = %terminationList:findNextItem (eq(custId, %custid) ... process the termination info catch itemNotFound end try

On the other hand, if you always expect a match, you might want a program crash to result if you are wrong about the match, so you could leave out a Try/Catch.

The Try/Catch approach is slightly more efficient than a test for a zero result. Try generates no quads other than the branch around the catch block if the search succeeds. And in fact, you could put a Try around a loop and use the ItemNotFound exception to exit the loop:

%i = 0 try repeat forever %i = %colla:findNextItemNumber(<criterion>), start=%i) %obj = %colla(%i) ... process the object end repeat catch itemNotFound end try

The ItemNotFound class is available as of Sirius Mods version 7.6.

The ItemNotFound methods

The following are the available ItemNotFound class methods.

NewCreate a new ItemNotFound object

The methods in the class are described in the subsections that follow. In addition:

New constructor

Create a new ItemNotFound object (ItemNotFound class)

This method generates an instance of an ItemNotFound exception. The New method format follows:


%itemNotFound = [%(ItemNotFound):]New

Syntax terms

%itemNotFound An ItemNotFound %variable which will refer to the newly created object.
[%(ItemNotFound):] The class name in parentheses denotes a Constructor. See Usage notes, below, for more information about invoking an ItemNotFound Constructor.

Usage notes

  • As described in Using New or other Constructors, New can be invoked with no object, with an explicit class name, or with an object variable in the class, even if that object is Null:

    %itemnfd = new %itemnfd = %(ItemNotFound):new %itemnfd = %itemnfd:new