6. Scan

This section describes an interface for Scan. Scan is not an official part of the ZOOM model yet. The result of a scan operation is the ZOOM_scanset which is a set of terms returned by a target.

The Scan interface is supported for both Z39.50, SRU and Solr.

    ZOOM_scanset ZOOM_connection_scan(ZOOM_connection c,
                                      const char *startpqf);

    ZOOM_scanset ZOOM_connection_scan1(ZOOM_connection c,
                                       ZOOM_query q);

    size_t ZOOM_scanset_size(ZOOM_scanset scan);

    const char *ZOOM_scanset_term(ZOOM_scanset scan, size_t pos,
                                  size_t *occ, size_t *len);

    const char *ZOOM_scanset_display_term(ZOOM_scanset scan, size_t pos,
                                          size_t *occ, size_t *len);

    void ZOOM_scanset_destroy(ZOOM_scanset scan);

    const char *ZOOM_scanset_option_get(ZOOM_scanset scan,
                                        const char *key);

    void ZOOM_scanset_option_set(ZOOM_scanset scan, const char *key,
                                 const char *val);

The scan set is created by function ZOOM_connection_scan which performs a scan operation on the connection using the specified startpqf. If the operation was successful, the size of the scan set can be retrieved by a call to ZOOM_scanset_size. Like result sets, the items are numbered 0..size-1. To obtain information about a particular scan term, call function ZOOM_scanset_term. This function takes a scan set offset pos and returns a pointer to a raw term or NULL if non-present. If present, the occ and len are set to the number of occurrences and the length of the actual term respectively. ZOOM_scanset_display_term is similar to ZOOM_scanset_term except that it returns the display term rather than the raw term. In a few cases, the term is different from display term. Always use the display term for display and the raw term for subsequent scan operations (to get more terms, next scan result, etc).

A scan set may be freed by a call to function ZOOM_scanset_destroy. Functions ZOOM_scanset_option_get and ZOOM_scanset_option_set retrieves and sets an option respectively.

The startpqf is a subset of PQF, namely the Attributes+Term part. Multiple @attr can be used. For example to scan in title (complete) phrases:

     @attr 1=4 @attr 6=2 "science o"

The ZOOM_connecton_scan1 is a newer and more generic alternative to ZOOM_connection_scan which allows to use both CQL and PQF for Scan.

Table 3.5. ZOOM Scan Set Options

numberNumber of Scan Terms requested in next scan. After scan it holds the actual number of terms returned. 20
positionPreferred Position of term in response in next scan; actual position after completion of scan. 1
stepSizeStep Size 0
scanStatusAn integer indicating the Scan Status of last scan. 0
rpnCharsetCharacter set for RPN terms. If this is set, ZOOM C will assume that the ZOOM application is running UTF-8. Terms in RPN queries are then converted to the rpnCharset. If this is unset, ZOOM C will not assume any encoding of RPN terms and no conversion is performed. none