Use the HasScalar method to determine if a data container contains a particular data object.


; Start the application
; Create a data container
container = ENVIDataContainer()
; Open a raster file
File = Filepath('qb_boulder_msi', Root_Dir=e.Root_Dir, $
  Subdir = ['data'])
Raster = e.OpenRaster(File)
; Open a vector file
VectorFile = Filepath('qb_boulder_msi_vectors.shp', $
  Root_Dir=e.Root_Dir, Subdir = ['data'])
Vector = e.OpenVector(VectorFile)
; Add the raster and vector to the data container
container.AddScalar, 'raster', Raster
container.AddScalar, 'vector', Vector
; Check if the data container has a named raster object
result = container.HasScalar('raster')
Print, result


Result = ENVIDataContainer.HasScalar(Key [, ERROR=value])

Return Value

This routine returns 1 if the data container contains a specified data object. Otherwise, it returns 0.



Specify a string identifier with the name of a data object.



Set this keyword to a named variable that will contain any error message issued during execution of this routine. If no error occurs, the ERROR variable will be set to a null string (''). If an error occurs and the routine is a function, then the function result will be undefined.

When this keyword is not set and an error occurs, ENVI returns to the caller and execution halts. In this case, the error message is contained within !ERROR_STATE and can be caught using IDL's CATCH routine. See IDL Help for more information on !ERROR_STATE and CATCH.

See Manage Errors for more information on error handling in ENVI programming.

Version History

ENVI 5.6


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