CONV

CONV

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The CONV keyword defines an alternative conversion for reported data.

 

 

Format

 

field CONV conv.spec

 

where

 

fieldis the field or expression to which the new conversion is to be applied.

 

conv.specis the new conversion specification. This must be enclosed in single or double quotes.

 

 

The default conversion for reported data is taken from the dictionary entry for field or, for evaluated expressions, the first field referenced in the expression. The CONV field qualifier can be used to set an alternative conversion specification.

 

 

Example

 

LIST ORDERS ORDER.DATE CONV "DDMY"

 

This command reports records from the ORDERS file where using a non-default conversion specification for the ORDER.DATE field.