Comet 32 Runtime
|(BZ)||A directive to print blanks if the
numeric value is zero. The (BZ) modifier
is placed after an edit mask, as follows:
edit-mask,(BZ)Here is a example of a complete format item specification:
|(LM)||The (LM) mnemonic places a leading minus sign on a negatively
valued numeric field. This feature is particularly useful when
writing numeric fields to a data file that will subsequently be
imported into a spreadsheet program, data base program, or other
DOS program where a leading minus sign is expected.
The (LM) mnemonic appears as the final parameter in a FORMAT statement for a specific numeric field. This feature is intended for unformatted numeric fields only (i.e., fields without an edit mask).
Note: The (LM) mnemonic and (BZ) mnemonic may not be used on the same field.
FORMAT statement syntax:
label FORMAT numeric-field[,length-override][,@(position)],(LM)Example: