State (Dataset property)

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The current state of this dataset (Dataset class)


%datasetState = dataset:State

Syntax terms

%datasetState A DatasetState enumeration variable to receive the value that indicates the current state of the dataset object.
dataset A reference to an instance of a Dataset object.

Usage notes

  • The most common use for the State property is to check if end of file has been reached for an input dataset (State=AfterEnd), or to check if an output file has filled (State=Full).
  • The initial state of all datasets is Closed.


For a simple example, see "Dataset example".

See also