local
VARIABLES

The local statement creates one or more local variables.


Parameters

This statement has one parameter:

variables – is a list of variables to be created. Each variable should be separated from the next by a comma. If a variable name contains spaces or punctuation it should be surrounded by chevron (« ») characters.


Description

The local statement creates one or more local variables. Local variables are only accessible within a procedure. (Global variables may be used by any procedure, and remain active until you quit from Panorama.) Each variable has a name, and can be used to hold pieces of information (numbers, text or binary data).

Panorama keeps the local variables for each procedure completely separate. If procedure A creates a local variable named myValue, that local variable cannot be used by procedure B. In fact, procedure B can create its own variable called myValue, and the two will be kept completely separate, with different values.

The example creates two local variables, Channel and Home Timeouts.

local Channel, «Home Timeouts»

You may change the value of a variable with an assignment, like this:

«Home Timeouts»=«Home Timeouts»-1

See Also


History

VersionStatusNotes
10.0No ChangeCarried over from Panorama 6.0