import com.sleepycat.db.*;

public void set_h_nelem(int h_nelem) throws DbException;


Set an estimate of the final size of the hash table.

In order for the estimate to be used when creating the database, the Db.set_h_ffactor method must also be called. If the estimate or fill factor are not set or are set too low, hash tables will still expand gracefully as keys are entered, although a slight performance degradation may be noticed.

The Db.set_h_nelem method configures a database, not only operations performed using the specified Db handle.

The Db.set_h_nelem interface may not be called after the interface is called. If the database already exists when is called, the information specified to Db.set_h_nelem will be ignored.

The Db.set_h_nelem method throws an exception that encapsulates a non-zero error value on failure.


The Db.set_h_nelem method may fail and throw an exception encapsulating a non-zero error for the following conditions:

An invalid flag value or parameter was specified.

Called after was called.

The Db.set_h_nelem method may fail and throw an exception for errors specified for other Berkeley DB and C library or system methods. If a catastrophic error has occurred, the Db.set_h_nelem method may fail and throw a DbRunRecoveryException, in which case all subsequent Berkeley DB calls will fail in the same way.



See Also

Databases and Related Methods


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