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AIX Version 4.3 Base Operating System and Extensions Technical Reference, Volume 1

odm_initialize Subroutine


Prepares ODM for use by an application.


Object Data Manager Library (libodm.a)


#include <odmi.h>
int odm_initialize( )


The odm_initialize subroutine starts ODM for use with an application program.

Return Values

Upon successful completion, a value of 0 is returned. If the odm_initialize subroutine is unsuccessful, a value of -1 is returned and the odmerrno variable is set to an error code.

Error Codes

Failure of the odm_initialize subroutine sets the odmerrno variable to one of the following error codes:

                          The specified path does not exist on the file system. Make sure the path is accessible.
                          Cannot allocate sufficient storage. Try again later or contact the person responsible for the system.

Implementation Specifics

This subroutine is part of Base Operating System (BOS) Runtime.

Related Information

The odm_terminate subroutine.

List of ODM Commands and Subroutines.

Object Data Manager (ODM) Overview for Programmers in AIX Version 4.3 General Programming Concepts: Writing and Debugging Programs.

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