The dumpdictionaryquoted( function returns a carriage return separated array of dictionary keys and values (see Data Dictionaries). The text values are quoted.


This function has one parameter:

dictionary – is the name of the field or variable that contains the dictionary (must contain binary data).


This function returns a carriage return separated array of dictionary keys and values. Each line contains a key=value pair. If the value is text it is quoted (for example Name="Jim"), but if it is numeric it is not quoted (for example Depth=3.

This function is part of a suite that manipulates items in a key/value dictionary. This is not a language dictionary for spelling checks, but a dictionary that allows you to define words (names) and their values (definitions).

For example, this formula builds a dictionary and then dumps it.


The result of this formula will be:


Notice that the depth, which is numeric, is not quoted.

Note: If you want to convert the dictionary values to code that can be used directly in an execute statement as a series of assignments, use the [function_dictionaryassignmentscode(][] function instead. The difference is that if a dictionary key contains a space, the [function_dictionaryassignmentscode(][] function will add the necessary chevron characters needed for proper assignment code.

Other functions that are related to this function are:

See Also


10.0UpdatedCarried over from Panorama 6.0, but uses new internal dictionary format