INCLUDE FILES


Unibase can be directed to read from another file at any time by placing a line starting with ‘@’ in the input file. The remainder of the line (after skipping any spaces or tabs) is the name of the file to read for input. The file name is determined after any environment variable substitutions have been completed.

Include fields can be used in the Data Dictionary, screen formats, report formats, etc. e.g. @format.loc will direct Unibase to read from the file ‘format.loc’ before reading the rest of the current file.

Includes can be nested.

WARNING: No check is done on recursive calls.

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