ue.0192 User Exit/PROC, attribute.mark Definition/General

ue.0192

Command ue.0192 User Exit/PROC
Applicable release versions: R83 3.1, R83 3.0, R83 2.2
Category PROC (92)
Description used for general output formatting.

Output values can be literals, attribute values, or converted attribute values.

"Format.spec" may be one or more of the following values:

h{nn} string

Places "string" in the output buffer. If "nn" is specified, the value is output starting at output column "nn". If "nn" is omitted, the value is output at the current column position in the output buffer.

h{nn} %mm

Places the value located at the "mmth" position of the primary input buffer into the current output buffer. If "nn" is specified, the value is output starting at column "nn". If "nn" is omitted, then the value is output at the current column position in the output buffer.

h{nn} #mm

Places the value located at the "mmth" position of the primary output buffer into the current output buffer. If "nn" is specified, the value is output starting at output column "nn". If "nn" is omitted, the value is output at the current column position in the output buffer.

l

Re-routes output to the printer instead of the terminal. The terminal is re-selected for output at the end of the user exit.

p{nn}

Page-ejects. The value, "nn", places "nn" formfeeds in the current output buffer. If "nn" is omitted, it is assumed to be one.

s{nn}

Vertical spacing. The value, "nn", places "nn" carriage return/line feeds in the current output buffer. If "nn" is omitted, it is assumed to be one.

v{nn} file.reference item.reference attribute.mark.count

Retrieves a specific value from an attribute in an item. If "nn" is specified, the value is output starting at output column "nn". If "nn" is omitted, the value is output at the current column position in the output buffer.

x{nn}

Horizontal spacing. The value, "nn", places "nn" spaces in the current output line. If "nn" is omitted, it is assumed to be zero.

*{nn} file.reference item.reference attribute.reference

Retrieves the specified value of an attribute in an item. If "nn" is specified, the value is output starting at output column "nn". If "nn" is omitted, the value is output at the current column position in the output buffer. This is similar to the "v" format.spec, with the following important exceptions:

a) the value is referenced by attribute name instead of the attribute number, and

b) conversion is performed as specified by the dictionary v/conv entry, before output.

-> t{+}

Format specification terminator. A space is required between the "->" and the "t". The "t" may optionally be followed by a "+" to suppress the final carriage return/line feed.
Syntax u0192
format.spec
:
-> t
Options
Example
Purpose
Related proc.user.exits
ue.01a6
ue.5193
proc.t

attribute.mark

Command attribute.mark Definition/General
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category General (155)
Description refers to the specific metacharacter used within Pick items to indicate the end of an attribute, and the beginning of another.

The "attribute mark" is a "reserved" character. This means that it may be not used for any other purpose.

The following table shows the different representations for the "attribute mark":

Ascii value: "^"
Hexadecimal value: fe
Decimal value: 254
Syntax
Options
Example
Purpose
Related sub-value.mark
tcl.dump
meta.characters
segment.mark
value.mark
delimiter
attribute
system.delimiters
value