msg_get_severity()

Get severity information for a message.

Syntax

msg_get_severity(message_ID)

Parameter

Parameter

Definition

message_ID

integer that identifies a message whose severity you want to retrieve

Description

The msg_get_severity() function returns an integer that indicates the severity of a message. This function gets the severity from the message catalog, which stores a severity for each message. The following list shows return values for msg_get_severity(). 

Return Value

Description

1

INFO

2

WARNING

3

ERROR

4

FATAL

-1

could not retrieve severity

Note

This function provides support for internationalized PSL scripts. For more information about internationalization, see Internationalized PSL Scripts. 

Example

The following example shows a sample message catalog:

VENDOR_ID 1
VENDOR BMC Software
TOOL_ID 23
TOOL PATROL Demo
VERSION 1.0
DATE 13-Mar-1997
#----------------------------------------------------
ID 2 DEMO_GREET INFO CURRENT
MESSAGE "G'Day %s, how's your %s?\n"


The following example of the msg_get_severity() function uses the preceding message catalog:

print("Severity=", msg_get_severity(DEMO_GREET));

The previous command produce the following output:

Severity=1
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