### AST_PUTCOLUMNDATA

Store new data values for all rows of a column

#### Description:

This routine copies data values from a supplied buffer into a named column. The first element in the buffer becomes the first element in the first row of the column. If the buffer does not completely fill the column, then any trailing rows are filled with null values.

#### Invocation

CALL AST_PUTCOLUMNDATA( THIS, COLUMN, CLEN, SIZE, COLDATA, STATUS )

#### Arguments

##### THIS = INTEGER (Given)
Pointer to the FitsTable.
##### COLUMN = CHARACTER $\ast$ ( $\ast$ ) (Given)
The character string holding the name of the column. Trailing spaces are ignored.
##### CLEN = INTEGER (Given)
If the column holds character strings, then this must be set to the length of each fixed length string in the supplied array. This is often determined by the appropriate TFORMn keyword in the binary table header. The supplied value is ignored if the column does not hold character data.
##### SIZE = INTEGER (Given)
The size of the COLDATA array, in bytes. This should be an integer multiple of the number of bytes needed to hold the full vector value stored in a single cell of the column. An error is reported if this is not the case.
##### COLDATA( $\ast$ ) = BYTE (Given)
An area of memory holding the data to copy into the column. The values should be stored in row order. If the column holds non-scalar values, the elements of each value should be stored in " Fortran" order. No data type conversion is performed.
##### STATUS = INTEGER (Given and Returned)
The global status.