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Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006


(PHP 4 >= 4.0.5, PECL)

yaz_ccl_parse -- Invoke CCL Parser


bool yaz_ccl_parse ( resource id, string query, array &result )

This function invokes a CCL parser. It converts a given CCL FIND query to an RPN query which may be passed to the yaz_search() function to perform a search.

To define a set of valid CCL fields call yaz_ccl_conf() prior to this function.



The connection resource returned by yaz_connect().


The CCL FIND query.


If the function was executed successfully, this will be an array containing the valid RPN query under the key rpn.

Upon failure, three indexes are set in this array to indicate the cause of failure:

  • errorcode - the CCL error code (integer)

  • errorstring - the CCL error string

  • errorpos - approximate position in query of failure (integer is character position)

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.


Example 1. CCL Parsing

We will try to search using CCL. In the example below, $ccl is a CCL query.


yaz_ccl_conf($id, $fields);  // see example for yaz_ccl_conf
if (!yaz_ccl_parse($id, $ccl, &$cclresult)) {
    echo 'Error: ' . $cclresult["errorstring"];
} else {
    $rpn = $cclresult["rpn"];
    yaz_search($id, "rpn", $rpn);

Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006