FORMAT

Basic form

FORMAT.

Additions




1. ... COLOR n [ON] or ... COLOR OFF
2. ... INTENSIFIED [ON] or ... INTENSIFIED OFF
3. ... INVERSE [ON] or ... INVERSE OFF
4. ... HOTSPOT [ON] or ... HOTSPOT OFF
5. ... INPUT [ON] or ... INPUT OFF
6. ... RESET

Effect

Sets or modifies the valid output format.

Notes

The formats set by FORMAT work from the next output in the list, i.e. from the next WRITE command or from the next new line.
The addition ... ON for switching on the relevant output format is optional.

Addition 1

... COLOR n [ON] or ...COLOR OFF

Color of line background . n can have the following values:
OFF or COL_BACKGROUNDBackground
1 or COL_HEADINGHeaders (grayish blue)
2 or COL_NORMALList body (bright gray)
3 or COL_TOTAL Totals (yellow)
4 or COL_KEY Key columns (bluish green)
5 or COL_POSITIVEPositive threshold value(green)
6 or COL_NEGATIVENegative threshold value (red)
7 or COL_GROUP Control levels (violet)

Note

Every time a new event ( START-OF-SELECTION , TOP-OF-PAGE , ... ) is started, the system setting reverts to COLOR 0 .
The additions .. INTENSIFIED and ... INVERSE both affect the color display (see below).
The attribute ...COLOR does not work for lines .

Addition 2

... INTENSIFIED [ON] or ... INTENSIFIED OFF

Intensified - affects the background color.

Each color exists in a normal (desaturated) and in an intensified (saturated) form. ... INTENSIFIED takes the current background color from the "intensified" palette, while the ... INTENSIFIED OFF uses the "normal" palette.

Note

Every time a new event ( START-OF-SELECTION , TOP-OF-PAGE , ...) is started, the system setting reverts to ... INTENSIFIED .
On a standard background ( COLOR COL_BACKGROUND ), the foreground color may be affected in certain cases.
If, for example, you use the addition ... INVERSE with the color palette "output field intense" (IntNorm), the addition ... INTENSIFIED has no effect; the only exception to this rule is COLOR COL_BACKGROUND .
The attribute ...COLOR does not work for lines .

Addition 3

... INVERSE [ON] or ... INVERSE OFF

Inverse - affects the background and foreground colors.

Each color exists in an inverse form. ... INVERSE takes the current color from the "inverse" palette and uses it as the foreground (script) color. The background ( COL_BACKGROUND ) then has no color. ... INVERSE OFF switches off the inverse display.

Note

Every time a new event ( START-OF-SELECTION , TOP-OF-PAGE , ...) is started, the system setting reverts to ... INVERSE .
If the use of ... INVERSE results in the same background and foreground colors ( COLOR OFF INVERSE ), the background color and the foreground color are merely reversed.
When you are using the inverse display, the addition ... INTENSIFIED has no effect. (As mentioned above, COLOR OFF INVERSE is an exception to this rule.)
The attribute ...COLOR does not work for lines .

Addition 4

... HOTSPOT [ON] or ... HOTSPOT OFF

Effect

Affects the display format of the mouse pointer and the effect of the mouse single click:
If you drage the mouse pointer over list areas which are output with the format ...HOTSPOT (lines or fields), the mouse pointer switches from its standard display format (usually an arrow) to the format of a hand with an outstretched index finger. If you then click once, the effect is like double-clicking or pressing the function key F2 (AT LINE-SELECTION ).

Note

The addition ...HOTSPOT has no effect on input fields.

Addition 5

... INPUT [ON] or ... INPUT OFF

Effect

Determines whether the user can enter data. You can change the contents of list lines output with the format ... INPUT on the screen. You can also print out the change or process it further by using READ LINE in interactive events.
... INPUT OFF reverses the ready for input status.

Note

Every time a new event ( START-OF-SELECTION , TOP-OF-PAGE , ...) is started, the system setting reverts to ... INPUT .
The additions ... COLOR , ... INVERSE and ... HOTSPOT have no effect on input fields.
The addition ... INTENSIFIED affects the background color (color palette "input field" or "output field intensified").
The attribute ... INPUT causes lines to be displayed character-by-character and ready for input ( | or - ).

Addition 6

... RESET

Effect

Resets all formats (color, intensified, inverse, hotspot and input).
This corresponds to the command:
FORMAT COLOR OFF INTENSIFIED OFF INVERSE OFF HOTSPOT OFF INPUT OFF.

Example

FORMAT INTENSIFIED INPUT. WRITE 5 'JOHN'. FORMAT INPUT OFF. WRITE 40 'CARL'COLOR COL_GROUP.

produces the following output:
                 ....+....10...+....20...+....30...+....40...+

                     JOHN                               CARL

ready for input: <------->
intensified:     <------------------------------------------>
color:                                                  <--->

From the beginning of the line to the last character of 'JOHN' , the list is ready to accept input and is thus displayed in intensified form.
From column 9 (i.e. after the 'N' of of 'JOHN' ), the list line is also intensified but no longer ready for input.
'CARL' is output from line 40, together with a colored bar (color COL_GROUP = 7 from the palette "color intensified"). The script color is the color "output field intensified" (ProtInt). The intensified line display ends with the last character of 'CARL' .

Note

If the formats apply only to the output of a single field, you can set the same (and other) parameters as additions to the WRITE statement. If you want to display different formats on the screen, there are no reserved characters, i.e. you may output 2 fields with different formats one directly after the other (without gaps). You can also set the static additions ON , OFF and n (for COLOR ) dynamically with = var which always interprets the contents of var as a number. Values other than zero are used as ON or color number, zero works like OFF .
For color numbers less than zero or greater than 7, the result is not defined.
Recommended data type: I(nteger)

Example

DATA C TYPE I VALUE 5. FORMAT INTENSIFIED ON COLOR = C.


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