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Using the Open Client Java OpenAPI to Directly Access the AppServer : Passing parameters : Passing OUTPUT parameters

Passing OUTPUT parameters

Passing an OUTPUT parameter requires several steps to provide a parameter as output from an application service procedure or user-defined function, then to get the value returned by the parameter.
To pass an OUTPUT parameter:
1. Create a variable of the correct Java data type to hold the returned value for the parameter (see Creating variables for parameters).
2. Add the parameter to a ParamArray object (see Creating a parameter array).
3. Run the procedure or user-defined function (see Running procedures and user-defined functions).
4. Get the value from the ParamArray (see Getting OUTPUT parameter values).
This example to passes an OUTPUT integer parameter that does not support the Unknown value (?).
Example: Passing an OUTPUT parameter using the Java OpenAPI
// Define the variable for the input-output parameter
// Using Integer object because the output value
//     is always returned as an Object
Integer CustomerNumber = new Integer(3);
// Create the ParamArray
ParamArray parms = new ParamArray(1);
// Set up output parameter - notice no variable is needed at this point
parms.addInteger(0, null, ParamArrayMode.OUTPUT);
// Run the procedure
// Fill output parameter
CustomerNumber = (Integer) parms.getOutputParameter(0);