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delimiter

Command delimiter Definition/General
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category General (155)
Description delineates parts of a statement, command or data.

"System Delimiters" include the four special metacharacters reserved for use by the Pick Data Model: attribute marks, value marks, subvalue marks and segment marks.

Access and Pick/BASIC both use (') (single-quotes), (") (double-quotes), and () (backslashes) as string delimiters, marking the beginning and ending point of a literal string.

Data itself may be delimited by any non-reserved delimiters mentioned above, such as (*) or (-).
Syntax
Options
Example
Purpose
Related op.char
attribute.mark
value.mark
sub-value.mark
segment.mark
system.delimiters
reserved.delimiters

delimiter

Command delimiter Definition/General
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category General (155)
Description delineates parts of a statement, command or data.

"System Delimiters" include the four special metacharacters reserved for use by the Pick Data Model: attribute marks, value marks, subvalue marks and segment marks.

Access and Pick/BASIC both use (') (single-quotes), (") (double-quotes), and () (backslashes) as string delimiters, marking the beginning and ending point of a literal string.

Data itself may be delimited by any non-reserved delimiters mentioned above, such as (*) or (-).
Syntax
Options
Example
Purpose
Related op.char
attribute.mark
value.mark
sub-value.mark
segment.mark
system.delimiters
reserved.delimiters