basic.= Assignment Operator/BASIC Program

basic.=

Command basic.= Assignment Operator/BASIC Program
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category BASIC Program (486)
Description represents either the assignment operator in an assignment statement or a relational operator in a conditional expression.

In logical (conditional) expressions, the "eq" symbol is an alternative to the "=" sign.

See "relational.operators" for the exact description of how operands are compared in logical expressions.
Syntax variable = expression
expression = expression
Options
Example
customer.item<1> = name
This use of the "=" sign illustrates assignment. The array element on 
the left side of the "=" sign is assigned the current value of the 
variable, "name".

if answer  = "quit" then stop
This example illustrates a "conditional" expression. If the value of 
the variable "answer" is "quit", the expression evaluates 
to "true" and the statement following the "then" condition 
is executed.
Purpose
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