SAVE

SAVE

Save variables to a memory (.mem) file

Syntax

      SAVE TO <xcMemFile> [ALL [LIKE | EXCEPT <skeleton>]]

Arguments

<xcMemFile> is the memory (.mem) file to SAVE to disk. You may specify the file name as a literal string or as a character expression enclosed in parentheses. If you specify no extension, the file is created with a .mem extension.

ALL [LIKE|EXCEPT <skeleton>] defines the set of visible private and public memory variables to save to <xcMemFile>. <skeleton> is the wildcard mask that characterizes a group of memory variables to SAVE. The wildcard characters supported are * and ?.

Description

SAVE copies public and private memory variables visible within the current procedure or user-defined function to a memory (.mem) file. Arrays and local and static variables, however, cannot be SAVEd. When variables are SAVEd, they are copied without any reference to scope. Variables hidden by PRIVATE or LOCAL declarations are not SAVEd.

If you specify the ALL LIKE clause, variable names matching the <skeleton> mask are saved. By contrast, if you specify ALL EXCEPT, variable names not matching the <skeleton> are saved.

You can specify a <skeleton> that includes wildcard characters. The * wildcard character matches any group of adjacent characters ending a variable name and can be specified only at the end of the <skeleton>. The ? wildcard character matches any single character and can be specified anywhere within the <skeleton>.

Examples

      .  This example saves all visible private and public variables to
         Temp.mem:

         PRIVATE cOne := "1"
         SAVE ALL TO Temp

      .  This example saves all visible private and public variables
         with names beginning with "c" to Myvars.mem:

         SAVE ALL LIKE c* TO MyVars

      .  This example saves all visible private and public variables
         with names that do not begin with "c" to Myvars2.mem:

         SAVE ALL EXCEPT c* TO MyVars2

Seealso

LOCAL, PRIVATE, PUBLIC, RESTORE

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