Class StringType

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    ca.uhn.fhir.model.api.IElement, Externalizable, Serializable, org.hl7.fhir.instance.model.api.IBase, org.hl7.fhir.instance.model.api.IBaseDatatype, org.hl7.fhir.instance.model.api.IBaseElement, org.hl7.fhir.instance.model.api.IBaseHasExtensions, org.hl7.fhir.instance.model.api.IPrimitiveType<String>
    Direct Known Subclasses:
    CodeType, MarkdownType

    public class StringType
    extends PrimitiveType<String>
    Primitive type "string" in FHIR - any sequence of unicode characters less than 1MB in length
    See Also:
    Serialized Form
    • Method Detail

      • getValueNotNull

        public String getValueNotNull()
        Returns the value of this StringType, or an empty string ("") if the value is null. This method is provided as a convenience to users of this API.
      • parse

        protected String parse​(String theValue)
        Description copied from class: PrimitiveType
        Subclasses must override to convert an encoded representation of this datatype into a "coerced" one
        Specified by:
        parse in class PrimitiveType<String>
        Parameters:
        theValue - Will not be null
        Returns:
        May return null if the value does not correspond to anything
      • encode

        protected String encode​(String theValue)
        Description copied from class: PrimitiveType
        Subclasses must override to convert a "coerced" value into an encoded one.
        Specified by:
        encode in class PrimitiveType<String>
        Parameters:
        theValue - Will not be null
        Returns:
        May return null if the value does not correspond to anything
      • fhirType

        public String fhirType()
        Specified by:
        fhirType in interface org.hl7.fhir.instance.model.api.IBase
        Overrides:
        fhirType in class Element