The dumpdictionaryquoted statement returns a carriage return separated array of dictionary keys and values (see Data Dictionaries).
This statement has two parameters:
dictionary – name of the field or variable that contains the dictionary (must contain binary data).
dump – field or variable designated to receive the dumped dictionary.
The dumpdictionaryquoted statement 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. The output of this function can be used directly in an execute statement as a series of assignments.
This statement 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.
local specifications,specDump specifications=initializedictionary("Color","Blue","Shape","Oval","Depth",3) dumpdictionaryquoted specifications,specDump
At the end of this procedure, the specDump variable will contain:
Color="Blue" Shape="Oval" Depth=3
Notice that the depth, which is numeric, is not quoted.
This same feature is available as a function for use in formulas, see dumpdictionaryquoted(.
|10.0||Updated||Carried over from Panorama 6.0, but uses new internal dictionary format|