System Parameters


Decimal Point Symbol


Assigns decimal point symbol/character for use in formatted numeric data. Use the ASCII value of your character. For WindX environments, this parameter must be set on both the client and the server.

The 'DP' setting is used if I/O is formatted in the INPUT, OBTAIN and PRINT directives and the STR( ) function (and ignored for unformatted I/O).

It is always ignored by the NUM( ) function and when using WRITE, READ, FIND or EXTRACT directives in converting numeric data.


'DP'=46 or 'DP'=ASC(".") (decimal point)

See Also

INPUT Get Input from Terminal
OBTAIN Get Hidden Terminal Input
PRINT Display Information
STR( ) Convert Numeric to String
NUM( ) Convert String to Value
WRITE Add/Update Data in File

READ Read Data from File
FIND Locate and Read Data
EXTRACT Read and Lock Data