SET TEXTDELIMITER

Specifies the current text delimiter for comma-delimited format.

Syntax

SET TEXTDELIMITER character

Parameters

character

Any valid character, or a variable containing a valid character. Reserved characters (e.g., space, backslash, etc.) must be enclosed in quotation marks.

Comments

The TEXTDELIMITER option is set to the double quotation mark (") by default.

The specified character is used as the delimiter, marking the boundaries of character-type fields in the comma-delimited format. The delimiter is used by the INPUT command (input from the terminal), by the ADD and CHANGE commands (input from an unstructured application document), and by the LIST and OUTPUT commands (output to the terminal or an unstructured application document) in COMMADELIMITED format.

If TEXTDELIMITER is set to the space character, the double quotation mark is used as the text delimiter for both input and output.

Example

set textdelimiter "/"

 

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