Type Conversion Functions¶
These functions allow for different transformations among different types of data.
CAST: This function is given two arguments. The first one specifies the name of a data type and the second one specifies a value to be converted to the provided data type. The following table shows the possible type conversions:
|Target Type||Source Type|
|String||int, long, float, double, boolean, url, Page (retrieves the page’s source code as a String)|
|Binary||Page (retrieves the page’s source code as Binary; to retrieve a binary page as a Binary data type, it must be downloaded by using the Denodo Browser)|
|Page||String (casts a string containing a page source code to a Page object)|
|Browser||String (casts a string containing a browser id to a browserId-type; that can be used in persistent browser management components)|