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   25   
   26   package javax.management;
   27   
   28   // java import
   29   import java.io.Serializable;
   30   
   31   
   32   /**
   33    * <p>Represents relational constraints similar to database query "where
   34    * clauses". Instances of QueryExp are returned by the static methods of the
   35    * {@link Query} class.</p>
   36    *
   37    * <p>It is possible, but not
   38    * recommended, to create custom queries by implementing this
   39    * interface.  In that case, it is better to extend the {@link
   40    * QueryEval} class than to implement the interface directly, so that
   41    * the {@link #setMBeanServer} method works correctly.
   42    *
   43    * @see MBeanServer#queryNames MBeanServer.queryNames
   44    * @since 1.5
   45    */
   46   public interface QueryExp extends Serializable {
   47   
   48   
   49        /**
   50         * Applies the QueryExp on an MBean.
   51         *
   52         * @param name The name of the MBean on which the QueryExp will be applied.
   53         *
   54         * @return  True if the query was successfully applied to the MBean, false otherwise
   55         *
   56         * @exception BadStringOperationException
   57         * @exception BadBinaryOpValueExpException
   58         * @exception BadAttributeValueExpException
   59         * @exception InvalidApplicationException
   60         */
   61        public boolean apply(ObjectName name) throws BadStringOperationException, BadBinaryOpValueExpException,
   62            BadAttributeValueExpException, InvalidApplicationException ;
   63   
   64        /**
   65         * Sets the MBean server on which the query is to be performed.
   66         *
   67         * @param s The MBean server on which the query is to be performed.
   68         */
   69        public void setMBeanServer(MBeanServer s) ;
   70   
   71    }

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