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  • DIM types

    This is probably a very noob question here for AA but I have yet to find a complete answer explaining all of the DIM types. I have a strong understanding of other programming languages and will be beginning to use AA as a primary development tool where I work and will be needing to do some extensive coding in xbasic to build some of the applications that I will be developing.

    I understand
    dim whatever as c Character
    dim whatever as d Date
    dim whatever as n Number

    These I have found and heard references to in some of the tutorials but not all of them. such as one that is used quite frequently dim whatever as p. Not quite sure what the p is.

    Is there a reference that explains all of them?

    I'm hoping to have the mega bundle manuals in possession soon but it is really irking me in the meantime while I look through code examples and don't know what all of these mean.

    Thanks in advance,
    Marc
    Thanks,

    Marc McCall

    Version 12.3 2128 -4292
    MySQL backend

    If at first you donít succeed, call it version 1.0

  • #2
    Re: DIM types

    Originally posted by DDPMarc View Post
    This is probably a very noob question here for AA but I have yet to find a complete answer explaining all of the DIM types. I have a strong understanding of other programming languages and will be beginning to use AA as a primary development tool where I work and will be needing to do some extensive coding in xbasic to build some of the applications that I will be developing.

    I understand
    dim whatever as c Character
    dim whatever as d Date
    dim whatever as n Number

    These I have found and heard references to in some of the tutorials but not all of them. such as one that is used quite frequently dim whatever as p. Not quite sure what the p is.

    Is there a reference that explains all of them?

    I'm hoping to have the mega bundle manuals in possession soon but it is really irking me in the meantime while I look through code examples and don't know what all of these mean.

    Thanks in advance,
    Marc
    Hi Marc

    Welcome to the board!

    This is a pointer variable (also known as a dot variable) You can see details in the help file. Search for "pointer"

    Kind regards

    Glen
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    • #3
      Re: DIM types

      Glen,

      Than kyou very much for the direction..
      Thanks,

      Marc McCall

      Version 12.3 2128 -4292
      MySQL backend

      If at first you donít succeed, call it version 1.0

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      • #4
        Re: DIM types

        A quick look through the help files didn't turn up a complete list. For starters though:

        "A" = any type
        "B" = blob
        "C" = character
        "D" = date
        "F" = function
        "L" = logical
        "N" = numeric
        "P" = pointer
        "T" = time
        "U" = collection
        "Y" = Date/Time

        There are also all sorts of other objects and more coming all the time. For example:

        DIM conn as sql::connection
        DIM args as sql::arguments
        DIM rs as sql::resultset

        are examples (very common ones too!) that dimension variables to work with various SQL objects provided by A5. Each SQL object has properties and methods.
        -Steve
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        • #5
          Re: DIM types

          I found this after Glens post and thought I might share it. Variable Data Types

          Thanks to you as well Steve that is exactly what I was looking for.
          Thanks,

          Marc McCall

          Version 12.3 2128 -4292
          MySQL backend

          If at first you donít succeed, call it version 1.0

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