Procedure DatasetCreate(data\_category, dataset\_path, dataset)


The procedure DatasetCreate creates a new dataset node in the Data Management tree. The data category, the name of the dataset and the folder in which it is created is given as an argument to the procedure.

        data_category,     ! (input) element in AllDataCategories
        dataset_path,      ! (input) scalar string expression
        dataset            ! (output) element parameter into AllDataSets



An element in AllDataCategories, specifying the data category for which a dataset must be created.


A string expression holding the path and name of the new dataset. The path is specified relative to the corresponding data category root node in the Data Management tree.


An element parameter into AllDataSets. On successful return this parameter will refer to the newly created element in AllDataSets.

Return Value

The procedure returns 1 if the dataset is created successfully. It returns 0 if the dataset could not be created or if the dataset already exists.


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

  • If the specified path contains folders that do not exist, then these folders are created automatically. To check whether a specific dataset path already exists you can use the procedure DatasetFind.

See also

The procedures DatasetFind, DatasetDelete.