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''Syntax:'' PRINT [#,] USING; template$;
''Syntax:'' PRINT [#,] USING; template$; ;
Revision as of 03:33, 4 October 2009
Syntax: PRINT [#,] USING; template$; variable; list; ...etc.
- Template is a literal or variable STRING using the following format characters.
- & prints an entire string value. Length should be limited as template width will vary.
- \ denotes the start and end point of a fixed string area with spaces between(LEN = spaces + 2).
- ! prints only the leading character of a string value.
- # denotes a number digit. An appropriate number of digits should be used for values received.
- ^^^^ prints a number in exponential format.
- . period denotes a number's decimal point position. Also determines value accuracy.
- , a comma placed before the decimal point prints a comma in a numerical value every 3 places.
- + denotes position of the number's sign.
- - placed after the number displays the number's sign after the number (negative only).
- $$ prints a dollar sign immediately before the highest digit of the number value.
- ** prints an aterisk in any leading spaces of a string value.
- **$ combines ** and $.
- The list of data variables used in the template are separated by semicolons after the template string value.
- The variables should be listed in the order that they are used in the template from left to right.
- Normal text is allowed in the template also (see example).
- tmp$ = "Salesperson: & & ####, $$#####,.##"
- PRINT USING tmp$; first$; last$; boxes%; sales!
Screen results: Salesperson: Bobby Smith 1,510 $4,530.00
Explanation: "Salesperson:" text preceeds the formatted data. The name lengths will change the length of the string template accordingly so columns will not all line up. If \ \ was used, the columns would stay the same, but parts of some names might be lost. If the box or sales values exceed 3 digits, a comma is used in the value every 3 digits.