Annex B (informative) Content Filter and Query Examples ToC Previous

B.2 Complex Examples of Query Filters ToC Previous

B.2.12 Example 9 ToC Previous

The ninth example provides a further illustration for a request in which the AddressSpace is restricted by a Server defined View. This request is similar to the second example except that some of the requested nodes are expressed in terms of a relative path. It is important to note that the ContentFilter is the same, only the View description would be specified as “View1”.

Example 9: Get PersonType.LastName, AnimalType.Name where a person has a child or (a pet is of type cat and has a feeding schedule) limited by the AddressSpace in View1.

Table B.28 describes the NodeTypeDescription parameters used in the example.

Table B.28 – Example 9 NodeTypeDescription

Type Definition Node Include
    Relative Path Attribute Index Range
PersonType FALSE “.NodeId” value N/A
    <12:HasChild>12:PersonType<12:HasAnimal>12:AnimalType.NodeId value N/A
    <12:HasChild> value N/A
value N/A
PersonType FALSE “.12:LastName” value N/A
    <12:HasAnimal>12:AnimalType. 12:Name value N/A
AnimalType TRUE “.12:name” value N/A

The corresponding ContentFilter is illustrated in Figure B.13.

readme_files/image054.png Figure B.13 – Example 9 Filter Logic Tree

Table B.29 describes the elements, operators and operands used in the example.

Table B.29 – Example 9 ContentFilter

Element[] Operator Operand[0] Operand[1] Operand[2] Operand[3]
0 Or ElementOperand=1 ElementOperand = 2    
1 RelatedTo AttributeOperand = NodeId: 12:PersonType, BrowsePath “.”, Attribute: NodeId AttributeOperand = NodeId: 12:PersonType, BrowsePath “.”, Attribute: NodeId AttributeOperand = NodeId: 12:HasChild, BrowsePath “.”, Attribute: NodeId LiteralOperand = ‘1’
2 RelatedTo AttributeOperand = NodeId: 12:CatType, BrowsePath “.”, Attribute: NodeId AttributeOperand = NodeId: 12:FeedingScheduleType, BrowsePath “.”, Attribute: NodeId AttributeOperand = NodeId: 12:HasSchedule, BrowsePath “.”, Attribute: NodeId LiteralOperand = ‘1’

The results from this Query would contain the QueryDataSets shown in Table B.30. If this is compared to the result set from example 2, the Pet Nodes are included in the list, even though they are outside of the View. This is possible since the name referenced via the relative path and the root Node is in the View.

Table B.30 – Example 9 QueryDataSets

NodeId TypeDefinition NodeId RelativePath Value
12:30 (Jfamily1) PersonType . 12:LastName Jones
    <12:HasAnimal>12:AnimalType. 12:Name Rosemary
    <12:HasAnimal>12:AnimalType. 12:Name Basil

NOTE The RelativePath column and browse name (in parentheses in the NodeId column) are not in the QueryDataSet and are only shown here for clarity. The TypeDefinition NodeId would be an integer not the symbolic name that is included in the table.