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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 $.
- The list of data variables used in the template are separated by semicolons after the template.
- The variables should be listed in the order that they are used in the template from left to right.