AST_ADDCOLUMN

Add a new column definition to a table

Description:

Adds the definition of a new column to the supplied table. Initially, the column is empty. Values may be added subsequently using the methods of the KeyMap class.

Invocation

CALL AST_ADDCOLUMN( THIS, NAME, TYPE, NDIM, DIMS, UNIT, STATUS )

Arguments

THIS = INTEGER (Given)
Pointer to the Table.
NAME = CHARACTER ( ) (Given)
The column name. Trailing spaces are ignored (all other spaces are significant). The supplied string is converted to upper case.
TYPE = INTEGER (Given)
The data type associated with the column. See " Applicability:" below.
NDIM = INTEGER (Given)
The number of dimensions spanned by the values stored in a single cell of the column. Zero if the column holds scalar values.
DIMS( NDIM ) = INTEGER (Given)
An array holding the the lengths of each of the axes spanned by the values stored in a single cell of the column. Ignored if the column holds scalara values.
UNIT = CHARACTER ( ) (Given)
A string specifying the units of the column. Supply a blank string if the column is unitless.
STATUS = INTEGER (Given and Returned)
The global status.

Applicability

Table
Tables can hold columns with any of the following data types - AST__INTTYPE (for integer), AST__SINTTYPE (for INTEGER2), AST__BYTETYPE (for bytes), AST__DOUBLETYPE (for double precision floating point), AST__FLOATTYPE (for single precision floating point), AST__STRINGTYPE (for character string), AST__OBJECTTYPE (for AST Object pointer), AST__POINTERTYPE (for arbitrary C pointer) or AST__UNDEFTYPE (for undefined values created by AST_MAPPUTU).
FitsTable
FitsTables can hold columns with any of the following data types - AST__INTTYPE (for integer), AST__SINTTYPE (for INTEGER2), AST__BYTETYPE (for bytes), AST__DOUBLETYPE (for double precision floating point), AST__FLOATTYPE (for single precision floating point), AST__STRINGTYPE (for character string).

Notes: