astColumnSize

Get the number of bytes needed to hold a full column of data

Description:

This function returns the number of bytes of memory that must be allocated prior to retrieving the data from a column using astGetColumnData.

Synopsis

size_t astColumnSize( AstFitsTable this, const char column, int hasnull )

Parameters:

this
Pointer to the Table.
column
The character string holding the name of the column. Trailing spaces are ignored.

Returned Value

astColumnNull()
The number of bytes required to store the column data.

Notes: