named.common Definition/BASIC Program

named.common

Command named.common Definition/BASIC Program
Applicable release versions: AP
Category BASIC Program (486)
Description a global, common, Pick/BASIC variable space used to store variables and arrays in the area identified by "id" . Named common space is initialized only at logon and released at logoff.
Named common space is common for all levels of the same process (i.e., level pushes, executes, filetime bridges & indexes, etc.)
Variables and|or arrays can be used for communication between programs and subroutines providing inter-program communication.
Syntax common /id/variable|array{,variable|array...}
Options
Example
common /expenses/ emp,date,category
Purpose
Related basic.common