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Java API extending - create IFolder instance from IVersionableHandle

Peter Moraza (481824) | asked Sep 17 '13, 9:08 p.m.
edited Sep 18 '13, 8:32 a.m. by Ralph Schoon (61.8k33643)

Using the RTC 4.0.2 API, I build a Map of already-created component folders using IConfiguration.childEntries().  The returned map contains <key, value> of type <String, IVersionableHandle>.  I would like to cast or convert one of the IVersionableHandle values to IFolder and use that IFolder to create a child folder.  Is it possible to convert IVersionableHandle to IFolder?

// This returns an instance of Map:
iconfig.childEntries(ifh, monitor);

// From the Map 'value', I am able to get an IVersionableHandle:
IVersionableHandle thisVersionable = (IVersionableHandle) mapEntry.getValue();

// This line does nothing, tmp is left as null
IFolder tmp = (IFolder) thisVersionable.getFullState();

Do I need to retrieve a different type of handle, or is there a different method in IConfiguration that I might use?  Thanks!


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Ralph Schoon (61.8k33643) | answered Sep 18 '13, 8:22 a.m.
edited Sep 18 '13, 8:25 a.m.
As far as I can tell, you need to fetch the item that the handle represents and then you can look at what kind of item it is. The code would look like:
		List{IVersionable} items = workspace.configuration(component).fetchCompleteItems(
				new ArrayList{IVersionableHandle}(handles.values()), monitor);
You can then test if your Item is an IFolder and cast it. Please note, I had to replace < with { and > with } above.
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Peter Moraza commented Sep 18 '13, 3:40 p.m.

Hi Ralph,

Thanks for shining some light down the correct path! I was able to populate a new IFolder instance with the following code, then setParent and setName referencing a new IFolder:

IVersionable item = wkspccnctn.configuration(cmpnthndl).fetchCompleteItem(innerVersionable, monitor);
IFolder tmp = (IFolder) item;

I went with fetchCompleteItem because I was not able to find the correct data type for the argument "handles" in your fetchCompleteItems example that includes a values() method. In your example, what data type is "handles"? How is handles.values() able to be instantiated?

Ralph Schoon commented Sep 19 '13, 2:41 a.m.

Hi Peter,

I am just a beginner with the SCM API as well 8-). I found some hints here:

In my code (derived from the post above) I get the children from a parent folder I have.

        Map{String, IVersionableHandle} handles = fCompConfig.childEntries(
                parentFolder, monitor);

Again { } to avoid < and  >.

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