Available Languages: reporting
The RJUST function right-justifies a character string. All trailing blacks become leading blanks. This is useful when you display alphanumeric fields containing numbers.
RJUST does not have any visible effect in a report that uses StyleSheets (SET STYLE=ON) unless you center the item. Also, if you use RJUST on a platform on which StyleSheets are turned on by default, issue SET STYLE=OFF before running the request.
There is a version of the RJUST function that is available only in the Maintain language. For information on this function, see RJUST: Right-Justifying a Character String (Maintain).
RJUST(length, source_string, output)
Is the number of characters in source_string and output, or a field that contains the length. Their lengths must be the same to avoid justification problems.
Is the character string to right justify, or a field or variable that contains the character string enclosed in single quotation marks.
Is the name of the field that contains the result, or the format of the output value enclosed in single quotation marks.
RJUST right-justifies the LAST_NAME field and stores the result in RIGHT_NAME:
SET STYLE=OFF TABLE FILE EMPLOYEE PRINT LAST_NAME AND COMPUTE RIGHT_NAME/A15 = RJUST(15, LAST_NAME, RIGHT_NAME); WHERE DEPARTMENT EQ 'MIS'; END
The output is:
LAST_NAME RIGHT_NAME --------- ---------- SMITH SMITH JONES JONES MCCOY MCCOY BLACKWOOD BLACKWOOD GREENSPAN GREENSPAN CROSS CROSS