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CMDBGetMultipleInstances function

The CMDBGetMultipleInstances function retrieves multiple instances of the specified class in a dataset.


#include "ar.h"
#include "arextern.h"
#include "cmdb.h"

int CMDBGetMultipleInstances(
      ARControlStruct *control,
      CMDBClassNameId *classNameId,
      ARNameType datasetId,
      unsigned int getMask,
      ARNameList *instanceIds,
      ARNameList *attributeGetList,
      ARBooleanList *existList,
      CMDBAttributeValueListList *attributeValueListList,
      ARStatusList *status)

Input arguments

Input argument



The control record for the operation, which contains information about the user requesting the operation and the server on which the operation is to be performed.


The name of the class for which to retrieve the instances. The classNameID argument contains the namespace name and the unique class name.


The unique identifier for the dataset. The data in the return values are based on the dataset ID specified in this parameter.


The ID that specifies the type of dataset on which to perform the operation.

  • 0: None--Based on the datasetId being passed, instances are retrieved from either the overlay or the original dataset (CMDB_GET_MASK_NONE ).
  • 1<<0: Current Mode--Allows you to retrieve instances from the current dataset only (CMDB_GET_DATASET_MODE_CURRENT ).


A list of instance IDs to retrieve.


A list of attributes to retrieve.

Return values

Return value



A list of flags and corresponding Boolean values indicating whether the attribute list exists. The value TRUE indicates that the attribute list exists; FALSE indicates that the attribute list does not exist.


A list of one or more attribute and value pairs retrieved for the specified list of instances.


A list of zero or more notes, warnings, or errors generated from a call of this function.

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