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This function retrieves a list of fields from an external data source. The plug-in calls this function when the BMC Remedy AR System server receives an ARGetMultipleExtFieldCandidates API function from a client. For example, an BMC Remedy Developer Studio client might provide a user with a list of fields instead of requiring the user to enter a field name.

To test your ARDBC plug-in in a vendor form, you must implement ARDBCGetMultipleFields. If you do not implement this function, the Available Column fields in the Vendor form do not contain the name of your plug-in.


If you do not define this function and the plug-in server receives a get multiple fields request, the BMC Remedy AR System server returns a list of zero fields.


#include "ardbc.h"

int ARDBCGetMultipleFields(
   void *object,
   ARCompoundSchema *schema,
   ARFieldMappingList *mapping,
   ARFieldLimitList *limit,
   ARUnsignedIntList *dataType,
   ARStatusList *status)

Input arguments


Pointer to the plug-in instance that the call to ARPluginCreateInstance returned.


ARCompoundSchema structure that describes all external forms.

Return values


List of zero or more ARFieldMapping structures that describe external form fields.


List of zero or more ARFieldLimit structures, each of which corresponds to the fields that the BMC Remedy AR System server returns.


List of zero or more integers that represent the data types of the retrieved fields. See the ar.h file for the integer definitions, such as the AR_DATA_TYPE_CHAR definition.


List of zero or more notes, warnings, or errors generated from a call to this function. For a description of all possible values, see Error checking.

See also

ARDBCGetEntry, ARDBCGetListEntryWithFields, ARDBCGetListSchemas.

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