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package net.sf.jasperreports.engine;


/**
 * An abstract representation of a data source field. Each row in a dataset consists of one or more fields with unique
 * names. These names can be used in report expressions.
 * @author Teodor Danciu (teodord@users.sourceforge.net)
 * @version $Id: JRField.java 3033 2009-08-27 11:46:22Z teodord $
 */
public interface JRField extends JRPropertiesHolder, JRCloneable
{


  /**
   * Gets the field unique name.
   */
  public String getName();
    
  /**
   * Gets the field optional description.
   */
  public String getDescription();
    
  /**
   * Sets the field description.
   */
  public void setDescription(String description);
    
  /**
   * Gets the field value class. Field types cannot be primitives.
   */
  public Class getValueClass();
    
  /**
   * Gets the field value class name.
   */
  public String getValueClassName();
    

}
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