COL.SPACES

COL.SPACES, COL.SPCS

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The COL.SPACES keyword determines the number of spaces inserted between columns of a tabular report. The synonym COL.SPCS may be used.

 

 

Format

 

COL.SPACES n

 

where

 

nis the number of spaces to be used. If omitted, this defaults to one.

 

 

Tabular reports are automatically adjusted to fit the available page space. The query processor will try to put three spaces between each column. If this will not fit the available width, the column spacing is reduced to fit the output device or, if this cannot be done, the query processor switches to vertical mode.

 

The COL.SPACES keyword allows a user specified column spacing to be used.

 

 

Example

 

The command

 

LIST INVOICES VALUE CUSTOMER.NAME WITH NO AMT.PAID

 

would produce a display such as that below.

 

LIST INVOICES VALUE CUSTOMER.NAME WITH NO AMT.PAID

Invoice    ...Value    Customer...................

74529      £1712.43    J McTavish

74273        £95.23    County Newspapers

63940       £141.00    R Bryant

74993         £9.29    Write Right Stationery

4 records listed.

 

 

Use of the COL.SPACES keyword could modify this to become

 

LIST INVOICES VALUE CUSTOMER.NAME WITH NO AMT.PAID COL.SPACES 8

Invoice        ...Value        Customer...................

74529          £1712.43        J McTavish

74273            £95.23        County Newspapers

63940           £141.00        R Bryant

74993             £9.29        Write Right Stationery

4 records listed.