Creating Groups: h5newGroupΒΆ

h5newGroup creates a new HDF5 group.

Excel UDF Syntax

h5newGroup(filename, groupname)

Mandatory Arguments

Argument Description
filename A text string specifying the name of an HDF5 file. If the file doesn’t exist, it will be created.
groupname A text string (path) specifying the location of the HDF5 group. Missing intermediate groups will be created automatically.

Return Value

On success, h5newGroup returns groupname (string).

On error, an error message (string) is returned.


Create an HDF5 group at location /My/new/HDF5 group.

h5newGroup("sample.h5", "/My/new/HDF5 group")

Error Conditions

The following conditions will create an error:

  1. An invalid file name
    • An empty string or a string that contains characters not supported by the operating system
    • It refers to a file system location for which the user has insufficient access privileges.
    • It refers to a read-only file.
  2. An invalid group name
    • An empty string
    • No HDF5 object that is not an HDF5 group exists at the specified location
    • Missing intermediate groups cannot be created.

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