You are correct in that there is no C++ API to create an external link. We have not had the resources to
implement all C APIs in C++.
You can use the H5Lcreate_external C routine to create an external link. You must pass in both a link creation and a
link access property list identifier to H5Lcreate_external. Those property list identifiers can be obtained with C++
calls. For example: lcpl.getId().
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Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 8:50 AM
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Subject: [Hdf-forum] External links in C++ API?
Hello from Copenhagen all,
I'm from Tobias' group here at ESS data management.
Ran into a bit of an interesting problem. We want to create an external link to a different data file, as defined in the C API here:
But we want to do this using the C++ API. I can find ways to create hard and soft links, as described here:
but there doesn't seem to be any implementation for creating external links in C++? What gives?