This command is used to delete Natural objects from the Natural system file.
The source currently in the editor's work area is not affected by the
See also Object Naming Conventions in the Using Natural documentation.
This document covers the following topics:
In conjunction with asterisk notation for the object-name, you can also specify an object-type if you wish to delete only objects of a specific type.
The possible settings for object-type
are the same as for the system command
If you use asterisk notation, you will get a selection list, on which
you then mark the object(s) to be deleted. For each object, you can determine
whether to delete the corresponding source object
(O) or both objects, by marking the object with the
If you enter only the
DELETE command itself,
you will also get a selection list, containing all objects stored in your
As a safeguard against accidental deletion, a window will automatically be displayed in which you have to confirm the deletion of an object by entering its name.
If you have specified or selected more than one object, an additional window will be displayed in which you can specify whether you wish to confirm the deletion for each object individually or whether all specified/selected objects are to be deleted without confirmation.
With this command, you delete three objects named
DELETE TOM DICK HARRY
With this command, you delete the source object and the cataloged object
JOHN, the source objects
GEORGE, and the cataloged object
DELETE JOHN SOURCE PAUL GEORGE OBJECT RINGO
With this command, you get a selection list of all objects in the current library:
With this command, you get a selection list of the source objects of all maps in the current library:
DELETE TYPE M SOURCE *
With this command, you get a selection list of all global, local and parameter data areas in the current library which are stored as source objects and/or catalgoged objects and whose names begin with D:
DELETE TYPE GLA D*
With this command, you get a selection list of all cataloged objects in
the current library whose names begin with
DELETE OBJECT YYZ*
With this command, you delete the source objects and cataloged objects
of the maps
DICK, the source object of the
HARRY, the source object of the program
the cataloged object
DELETE TYPE M TOM DICK SOURCE HARRY TYPE P JOHN OBJECT PAUL