Keyword Index

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Facform Keyword

Purpose

$Again

end a loop

$Batch

run in batch mode

$Do = (expression)

start a conditional loop

$Do = number

start a loop

$Else

or else, conditionally

$Elseif = (expression)

$Else followed by $If

$Endif

end of conditional section

$Facets = number

number of facets in data

$Flabel = number,name [,codes]

name of facet

$Given = Yes

all labels given in $Spinput file

$If = (expression)

perform conditionally

$Input = name

input data file

$Label = facet [, element number] [, element name] [, "anchor value+","+"group"]

element labels

$Length = number

fixed length data lines

$Length = 0

standard DOS input data lines

$Nextline

go on to next input data line

$Output = name

Facets-format data

$Print = expression

display on screen

$Rating = number [, replications]

datum value

$Separator = "value"

separator character in a variable length or CSV file

$Spec = expression

put directly into $Spoutput file once

$Spinput = name

previous Facets specifications

$Spoutput = name

Facets specifications

$Text = expression

put into $Spoutput file, each time encountered

 

Operator

Purpose

;

followed by comments

"..."

text

( )

arrange order of expression evaluation

+

concatenate

+-*/^

plus, minus, times, divide, exponent

><=

greater, less, equal

&|

and, or

Blank lines

use as spacing to ease reading keyword files

Blank spaces

using as spacing within lines

number

numeric value

Variable = expression

calculate a value

 

Substring

Purpose

$A????

treat as UPPER case, alphabetical

$Cnnn

locate Comma-Separated value

$G

the current line-group number

$I????

treat as an integer value

$L

use the current line number

$N????

convert into a number

$Q????

put value between ""

$SxxEyy

start and end in input data line

$SxxWww

start and width in input data line

$Tnnn

locate Tab-separated value

$U????

unquote, remove from ""


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