SF - Spacing Factor

This Natural profile and session parameter specifies the default number of spaces to be inserted between field settings of columns on Natural reports created using a DISPLAY statement.

Possible settings 1 - 30 Number of spaces.

The SF parameter cannot be set to 0; that is, at least one blank character must be placed between report columns.

Default setting 1  
Dynamic specification yes  
Specification within session yes  
Applicable statements SET GLOBALS  
Applicable command GLOBALS  
Application programming interface USR1005N See SYSEXT - Natural Application Programming Interfaces in the Utilities documentation.


  1. Within a Natural session, the profile parameter SF can be overridden by the session parameter SF.
  2. Under Natural Security, the setting of this parameter can be overridden by the Session Parameters option of the Library Profile.
  3. See also Column Spacing - SF Parameter and nX Notation in the Programming Guide.