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Name of compound or enumeration type member


name = H5T.get_member_name(type_id,membno)


name = H5T.get_member_name(type_id,membno) returns the name of a field of a compound data type or an element of an enumeration data type. type_id is a data type identifier. membno is a zero-based index of the field or element whose name is to be retrieved.


Determine the name of the first field of a compound dataset.

fid ='example.h5');
dset_id =,'/g3/compound');
dtype_id = H5D.get_type(dset_id);
member_name = H5T.get_member_name(dtype_id,0);