Language Rules Reference


You can use the Maintain language more effectively if you are familiar with its standards, including:

  • When to use uppercase and lowercase characters.
  • When to spell out keywords in full.
  • How to name fields, functions, and other procedure components.
  • Which words to avoid using as names of procedure components.
  • What sort of components you can include in a procedure.
  • How to continue a command onto additional lines.
  • How to terminate command syntax.
  • How to include comments in a procedure.

Data source descriptions and WebFOCUS procedures are not part of the Maintain language and are subject to different rules. The language rules for data source descriptions are discussed in the Describing Data With WebFOCUS Language manual. The language rules for WebFOCUS procedures are discussed in the Creating Reports With WebFOCUS Language manual.