CALLBasic Notational Conventions

The CALLBasic command reference uses the following notational conventions:

Convention Description
variable Characters in italics represent variables. A variable is a name you assign for storing numbers or characters in memory. Do not begin variable names with a numeral.
| A vertical bar represents the word ‘or.’ You may enter either what precedes or follows the vertical bar, but not both.
[ ] Items enclosed in square brackets are optional.
Example: NumberOfRecords = ‘1254’
command All commands are printed in bold face letters.
Example: Print NumberOfRecords
constants Constants are a string of characters representing word constants, names, or positive or negative numbers. Constants must be enclosed in quotation marks (‘constant’). Embedded blank spaces are not allowed.
Example: FirstName = ‘William’