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:: com :: sun :: star :: configuration :: backend ::

interface XBackendEntities
Description
Provides functionality relating to common and supported entities for a configuration data backend.
Since
OOo 1.1.2
See also
XBackend, XMultiLayerStratum

Methods' Summary
getOwnerEntity provides the entity id of the owner entity of the backend.  
getAdminEntity provides the entity id of an entity for general administrative access.  
supportsEntity determines, if a given entity id exists in this backend.  
isEqualEntity determines, if two given entity ids denote the same entity.  
Methods' Details
getOwnerEntity
string
getOwnerEntity();

Description
provides the entity id of the owner entity of the backend.
Returns
an entity identifier for the owner entity.

The owner entity is the default entity for the backend. For normal configuration data access the owner entity should always be used.

See also
XBackend::listOwnLayers(), XBackend::getOwnUpdateHandler()
getAdminEntity
string
getAdminEntity();

Description
provides the entity id of an entity for general administrative access.

The admin entity is an entity that should be used to read and manage configuration data that applies to all entities within the backend.

Returns
an entity identifier for the admin entity or an empty string, if there is no entity that can be used for general administrative access.
supportsEntity
boolean
supportsEntity( [in] string  aEntity )
raises( BackendAccessException );

Description
determines, if a given entity id exists in this backend.
Parameter aEntity
The name of an entity.
Throws
com::sun::star::configuration::backend::BackendAccessException if an error occurs while accessing the backend.
Returns
true, if aEntity is a valid, existing entity for this backend, false otherwise.
isEqualEntity
boolean
isEqualEntity( [in] string  aEntity,
[in] string  aOtherEntity )
raises( BackendAccessException,
::com::sun::star::lang::IllegalArgumentException );

Description
determines, if two given entity ids denote the same entity.
Parameter aEntity
The name of an entity.
Parameter aOtherEntity
The name of another entity.
Returns
true, if aEntity and aOtherEntity denote the same entity within this backend, false otherwise.
Throws
com::sun::star::configuration::backend::BackendAccessException if an error occurs while accessing the backend.
Throws
com::sun::star::lang::IllegalArgumentException if either entity does not exist.
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