Procedure DataFileGetDescription(datafile, name)


The predefined set AllDataFiles (and its subsets AllCases and AllDataSets), is an integer set. The mapping of these integers onto the cases and datasets in the project is maintained by the data manager, and is not editable. With the procedure DataFileGetDescription you can obtain the description that the user entered via the properties of a case or dataset.

        datafile,      ! (input) element in the set AllDataFiles
        description    ! (output) scalar string parameter



An element in the set AllDataFiles.


A scalar string valued parameter. On return this parameter will contain the description of the datafile. If no description has been specified, then this string is empty.

Return Value

The procedure returns 1 if the given datafile still exists, and 0 otherwise.


  • This function is only applicable if the project option Data_Management_style is set to Single_Data_Manager_file.