basic.sum Function/BASIC Program

basic.sum

Command basic.sum Function/BASIC Program
Applicable release versions: AP 5.2
Category BASIC Program (486)
Description returns the sum of a list of numbers delimited by attribute, value, or subvalue marks. If different orders of marks are present, the "sum" function computes the sum of each sublist.
Syntax sum(string.expression)
Options
Example
equ am to char(254)
print sum(3:am:3.2)

The result, "6.2", will be printed to the terminal.

equ am to char(254), vm to char(253)
print sum(3:vm:3.2:am:6:vm:2)

The result, "6.2^8", prints because "sum" senses that there 
were two lists present, separated by an attribute mark.
Purpose
Related basic.=
basic.functions
basic.*=
basic.+=
basic.-=
basic./=
basic.:=
basic.+