FMT

FMT

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The FMT keyword defines an alternative format for reported data.

 

 

Format

 

field FMT fmt.spec

 

where

 

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

 

fmt.specis the new format specification. This must be enclosed in single or double quotes.

 

 

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

 

 

Example

 

LIST ORDERS SITE.NAME FMT "32L"

 

This command reports records from the ORDERS file where using a non-default format specification for the SITE.NAME field.