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Documentation Conventions for VA FileMan Functions

While studying this chapter's functions, syntax, and examples, you will encounter the following conventions:

" In the format arguments: Indicates mandatory quotation marks.

NOTE: If you enter a literal string as an argument, quotation marks are also necessary.
=> In examples: Indicates the output of the function.
[ ] In examples: Indicates information about the outcome of the function.
boldface type Indicates specific reference to an argument.

FUNCTION(argument, . . .) is the general format. You must enter the function's name in uppercase; the case of the arguments depends on the circumstances. Arguments are always surrounded by parentheses.


Reviewed/Updated: March 4, 2007