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* Template is a literal or variable [[STRING]] using the following format characters.
 
* Template is a literal or variable [[STRING]] using the following format characters.
  
:: & prints an entire string.
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:: & prints an entire string value. Length should be limited.
:: \ denotes the start and end of a fixed string area with spaces between.  
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:: \ denotes the start and end of a fixed string area with spaces between(spaces + 2).  
 
:: ! prints only the leading character of a string value.
 
:: ! prints only the leading character of a string value.
 
:: # denotes a number digit. An appropriate number of digits should be used for values received.
 
:: # denotes a number digit. An appropriate number of digits should be used for values received.
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:: ** prints an aterisk in any leading spaces of a string value.
 
:: ** prints an aterisk in any leading spaces of a string value.
 
:: **$ combines ** and $.
 
:: **$ combines ** and $.
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Revision as of 21:27, 12 September 2009

The PRINT USING statement is used to PRINT formatted data to the Screen or a file using a template.


Syntax: PRINT USING; template$; data_variables


  • Template is a literal or variable STRING using the following format characters.
& prints an entire string value. Length should be limited.
\ denotes the start and end of a fixed string area with spaces between(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.
, a comma placed before the decimal point prints a comma in a nummerical 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 $.



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