PACKAGE

The PACKAGE function converts a group or item object to a text item, including its initiator, terminator, and any delimiters it contains.

Syntax:
PACKAGE (single-object-expression)
Meaning:
PACKAGE (object_to_convert)
Returns:
A single text item

The PACKAGE function converts object_to_convert, which must be a type reference to a text item, including the type reference's initiator, terminator, and all delimiters. PACKAGE differs from TEXT in that it includes the initiator and terminator of the specified type reference.

Examples

  • PACKAGE (Record:Card)

    Returns: #1339X10A,491.38,Green,42x54@

    For this example, the group Record has an initiator of "#", a terminator of "@" and a delimiter of ",". The data looks like this: "#1339X10A,491.38,Green,42x54@".

Related functions

  • DATETOTEXT
  • NUMBERTOTEXT
  • SERIESTOTEXT
  • TIMETOTEXT
  • TEXT

    PACKAGE differs from TEXT because it includes the initiator and terminator of the input object.


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