Report Format and Control

This part describes how to proceed if a Natural program is to produce multiple reports. Furthermore, it discusses various aspects of how you can control the format of an output report created with Natural, that is, the way in which the data are displayed.

The following topics are covered:

Report Specification - (rep) Notation
Layout of an Output Page
Statements DISPLAY and WRITE
Index Notation for Multiple-Value Fields and Periodic Groups
Page Titles, Page Breaks, Blank Lines
Column Headers
Parameters to Influence the Output of Fields
Edit Masks - EM Parameter
Unicode Edit Masks - EMU Parameter
Vertical Displays