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Format: SETDATA(target,value)

target is a field to receive new data.

value is an expression whose value will be inserted in the field.

Use: The function produces no output. The value of the value expression is moved into the designated field in the permanent database. When using this function, you should be located at the same level in a file as the target field (that is, not in a different Multiple). By using the extended pointer syntax for target, value can be placed into another file.
Example: SETDATA(DATE REPORT LAST RUN,TODAY)=> [no output; field DATE REPORT LAST RUN will have a new value]


Reviewed/Updated: March 4, 2007