Accessing CORBATypedef bounded string length by API

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Accessing CORBATypedef bounded string length by API

Postby » Mon Dec 19, 2022 12:09 pm

I am having difficulty accessing (via API) the bounded length of a string in a CORBA IDL project. It is a string that can only be x characters long. ex:
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  typedef string<10> stringThatCanOnlyBeTenCharsLong;

I reverse engineered an IDL to model the bounded string. MD appears to have modeled the data correctly because when I attempt a round trip and generate a new IDL from the imported model, it works. The bounded string shows up correctly. MD modeled the bounded length as a Template Binding...??? No clue.

See below for screenshot of a string in the model

When I make api calls via java plugin for MD, I can only seem to get strings describing the Template Binding, Template Parameter Solutions fields, etc. ...not the actual values. I just need to get the "10" from the example above.

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Iterator<Relationship> relIter = ele.get_relationshipOfRelatedElement().iterator();
                  while (relIter.hasNext()) {
                     Relationship rel =;
                     if (rel.getClassType().getName().endsWith("TemplateBinding")) {
                        // NOTE: I AM ABLE TO GET TO THE TEMPLATE BINDING OBJECT - but I can't get the the actual length - just descriptions like Template Parameter Substitution, Template Binding, Literal String, etc.
                        TemplateBinding binding = (TemplateBinding) rel;
                        Collection al =  binding.getParameterSubstitution();
                        Iterator <TemplateParameterSubstitution> substitutionIter = al.iterator();
                        while (substitutionIter.hasNext()) {
                           TemplateParameterSubstitution paramSub = (TemplateParameterSubstitution);
                           logger.debug(" ------->>paramSub.getHumanName());  "+ paramSub.getHumanName());
                           logger.debug(" ------->>paramSub.getHumanType());  "+ paramSub.getHumanType());
                           logger.debug(" ------->>paramSub.getFormal());  "+ paramSub.getFormal());
                           logger.debug(" ------->>paramSub.getFormal().getHumanName());  "+ paramSub.getFormal().getHumanName());
                           logger.debug(" ------->>paramSub.getOwnedActual());  "+ paramSub.getOwnedActual());
                           logger.debug(" ------->>paramSub.getOwnedActual().getHumanName());  "+ paramSub.getOwnedActual().getHumanName());
                           logger.debug(" ------->>paramSub.getActual());  "+ paramSub.getActual());
                           logger.debug(" ------->>paramSub.getActual()_elementValueOfElement...);  "+ paramSub.getActual().get_elementValueOfElement());
                           logger.debug(" ------->>paramSub.getActual().getHumanName());  "+ paramSub.getActual().getHumanName());
                           logger.debug(" ------->>paramSub.getTemplateBinding());  "+ paramSub.getTemplateBinding());
                           logger.debug(" ------->>paramSub.getTemplateBinding().getHumanName());  "+ paramSub.getTemplateBinding().getHumanName());
                           logger.debug(" ------->>paramSub.get_elementValueOfElement();  "+ paramSub.get_elementValueOfElement());


Any help on how to get the actual value? I've tried several other 'sys.out.print' types of debugging, but it all results in the same.
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