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PMIPUTTEXT(3)           Library Functions Manual           PMIPUTTEXT(3)

NAME         top

       pmiPutText - add help text for an metric or instance domain

C SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>
       #include <pcp/import.h>

       int pmiPutText(unsigned int type, unsigned int class, unsigned
               int id, const char *content)

       cc ... -lpcp_import -lpcp

Perl SYNOPSIS         top

       use PCP::LogImport;

       pmiPutText($type, $class, $id, $content);

DESCRIPTION         top

       As part of the Performance Co-Pilot Log Import API (see
       LOGIMPORT(3)), pmiPutText adds help text for a given metric or
       instance domain.

       The type must be one of PM_TEXT_PMID or PM_TEXT_INDOM.

       The class must be one of PM_TEXT_ONELINE or PM_TEXT_HELP.

       If type is PM_TEXT_PMID, then id should match a pmid defined
       earlier in a call to pmiAddMetric(3).  If type is PM_TEXT_INDOM,
       then id should match an instance domain defined earlier in a call
       to pmiAddMetric(3).

       content is a string containing the content of the help text.

       No data will be written until pmiWrite(3) is called, so multiple
       calls to pmiPutText are typically used to accumulate help text
       for several metrics or instance domains before calling

DIAGNOSTICS         top

       pmiPutText returns zero on success else a negative value that can
       be turned into an error message by calling pmiErrStr(3).

SEE ALSO         top

       LOGIMPORT(3), pmiAddInstance(3), pmiAddMetric(3), pmiErrStr(3),
       pmiPutResult(3), pmiPutValue(3), pmiPutValueHandle(3),
       pmiPutLabel(3) and pmiWrite(3).

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Pages that refer to this page: logimport(3)pmiaddinstance(3)pmiaddmetric(3)pmiputlabel(3)pmiputmark(3)pmiputresult(3)pmiputvalue(3)pmiputvaluehandle(3)pmistart(3)pmiwrite(3)