table.INDEX_RECORD_GET Function

Syntax

as P = Index_Record_Get()

Description

Get the record number order index object for a table.

Discussion

The .INDEX_RECORD_GET() method returns an object pointer, that references the built-in record number order index tag for the table referenced by . Record number order is the physical order in which records are added to the table. For many batch operations in which you fetch records one by one from a table, processing the data in record number order is fastest. You can use .INDEX_RECORD_GET()in conjunction with <TBL>.INDEX_PRIMARY_PUT() to set the primary index of a table to record number order.

Example 

This script sets the primary index of the current table to record order.

dim tbl as P
tbl = table.current()
indx = tbl.index_record_get()
indx2 = tbl.index_primary_put(indx)

This script does the same as above, but it is much simpler. Specifying no parameter for .INDEX_PRIMARY_PUT()selects record number order.

dim tbl as P
tbl = table.current()
indx = tbl.index_primary_put()

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