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C API Query functions overview

This section describes how to find CIs related to each other by using the BMC Atrium CMDB C API query functions.

Although this section does not discuss specific elements of the Java API and web services API, the concepts and strategies discussed here are the same for them. For more information about the query function equivalents in the Java API, see BMC Atrium CMDB Javadoc Help installed in the cmdb/sdk/javadoc/cmdbapi/ subdirectory of your BMC Atrium Core installation directory. For more information about BMC Atrium Core Web Services query operations, see Web Services API functions.

The following topics are provided:

Function

Description

CMDBQueryByPath function overview

The CMDBQueryByPath function is used to query BMC Atrium CMDB for CI and relationship information. Use this function when you know the exact relationship path to follow.

Graph Walk Query function overview

The graph walk function is used to retrieve CI and relationship instances when you do not know the exact relationship path to follow

CMDBGraphQuery function overview

The CMDBGraphQuery function allows you to explore (walk) the graph of CIs and relationships in the BMC Atrium CMDB, starting with a specified CI and following its relationships to other CIs, continuing along the graph for as many levels as you want.

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