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== Example ==  
 
== Example ==  
  tmp$ = "Salesperson: & &  #####,.  $$#####,.##"
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:::::tmp$ = "Salesperson: & &  #####,.  $$#####,.##"
  PRINT USING tmp$; first$; last$; boxes%; sales!
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:::::PRINT USING tmp$; first$; last$; boxes%; sales!
  
 
===Screen Results===
 
===Screen Results===
  
  Salesperson: Bobby Smith  1,510  $4,530.00
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:::::Salesperson: Bobby Smith  1,510  $4,530.00
  
 
<tt>"Salesperson:"</tt> text precedes 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.
 
<tt>"Salesperson:"</tt> text precedes 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.
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''See also:'' [[PRINT]], [[PRINT USING (file statement)|PRINT #, USING]]
 
''See also:'' [[PRINT]], [[PRINT USING (file statement)|PRINT #, USING]]
 
 
  
 
==Navigation:==
 
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Revision as of 01:25, 28 December 2009

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

Syntax

PRINT [#,] USING; template$; variable; list; ...etc.


Template is a literal or variable STRING using the following formatting 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 numerical digit. An appropriate number of digits should be used for values received.
^^^^ prints a numerical value 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 numerical value.
** prints an asterisk 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).
  • NOTE: If the numerical value exceeds the template's digit range a type symbol will appear in the leftmost digit area.

Example

tmp$ = "Salesperson: & & #####,. $$#####,.##"
PRINT USING tmp$; first$; last$; boxes%; sales!

Screen Results

Salesperson: Bobby Smith 1,510 $4,530.00

"Salesperson:" text precedes 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.


See also: PRINT, PRINT #, USING

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