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# lp_add_constraints(+Handle, +Constraints, ++Integers)

Add new constraints to the solver Handle, possibly triggering it.
*Handle*
- Handle to a solver state
*Constraints*
- A (possibly empty) list of equality or inequality constraints
*Integers*
- A (possibly empty) list of variables to be considered as integers in the problem

## Description

Add new constraints (with possibly new variables) to a solver.
NewIntegers is a list of variables that the external solver should
consider as integers The new constraints will be taken into
account the next time the solver is run: if the new_constraint option of
lp_demon_setup was turned on, then the solver will be invoked after the
adding of the constraints, unless they are already satisfied. The
constraints will be removed on backtracking.

The constraints are normalised and simplified before being passed to
the external solver. If any constraint is ground, they are tested for
consistency.

The constraints can be linear equalities and inequalities, sos/1 and
sos2/1 constraints, and =≥/2 indicator constraints.

Note that variables in NewIntegers can be any problem variables. In
previous versions of ECLiPSe, there was a restriction that the variables
be new problem variables; this restriction has been removed.

### Fail Conditions

Any ground (no variable) or bound constraints (one variable) is self-inconsistent.
### Resatisfiable

no
### Exceptions

*(4) instantiation fault *
- Handle, Constraints or Integers uninstantiated.
*(5) type error *
- Some constraint in Constraints is non-linear.
*(40) stale object handle *
- Handle not valid: solver state had been destroyed by cleanup

## See Also

lp_demon_setup / 5, lp_add / 3, lp_add_constraints / 4, eplex_add_constraints / 2, $= / 2, $=< / 2, $>= / 2, =:= / 2, =< / 2, >= / 2, sos1 / 1, sos2 / 1, => / 2