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Points on Board  Ab Initio Functions  User-Defined F u n c t i

Points on Board

Ab Initio Functions User-Defined Functions Conversion of Decimal to Integer Questions

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Ab Initio Functions  Built-in Functions  Date Functions  Inquiry and Error Functions 

Ab Initio Functions

Built-in Functions

Date Functions Inquiry and Error Functions Lookup Functions Math Functions Miscellaneous Functions String Functions

User-Defined Functions

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Built-in Functions  Inquiry and Error Functions 1) force_error() 2) is_defined() 3) is_failure() 4) is_null()

Built-in Functions

Inquiry and Error Functions

1) force_error() 2) is_defined() 3) is_failure() 4) is_null() 5) is_valid() 6) length_of() 7) size_of() 8) write_to_log 9) write_to_log_file

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force_error()  Causes an error and returns a specified error message. Syntax: force_error (string message)

force_error()

Causes an error and returns a specified error message.

Syntax:

force_error (string message)

Example:

force_error (“PK violation”) => error

The error message is written to the error port of the containing component. Execution of graph is stopped

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is_defined()  Tests whether an expression is not NULL. Syntax: is_defined (x) Example: is_defined (123)

is_defined()

Tests whether an expression is not NULL. Syntax:

is_defined (x) Example:

is_defined (123) => 1 is_defined (NULL) => 0

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(123) => 1 is_defined (NULL) => 0 10/15/08 Dell Confidential x is An expression to test.

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is_failure()  Tests whether an expression is NULL. Syntax: is_failure (x) Example: is_failure (123) =>

is_failure()

Tests whether an expression is NULL. Syntax:

is_failure (x) Example:

is_failure (123) => 0 is_failure (NULL) => 1

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x is An expression to test.

(123) => 0 is_failure (NULL) => 1 10/15/08 Dell Confidential x is An expression to test.

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is_null()  Tests whether an expression is NULL. Syntax: is_null (x) Example: is_null (123) =>

is_null()

Tests whether an expression is NULL. Syntax:

is_null (x) Example:

is_null (123) => 0 is_null (NULL) => 1

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x is An expression to test.

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is_valid()  Tests whether a value is valid. Syntax: is_valid (x) Example: is_valid (123.456) =>

is_valid()

Tests whether a value is valid. Syntax:

is_valid (x)

Example:

is_valid (123.456) => 1 is_valid ((date(”YYYYMMDD”)) ”abcdefgh”) => 0

x is the value to test.

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length_of()  Returns the length of a value. Syntax: length_of ( object ) Example: length_of

length_of()

Returns the length of a value.

Syntax:

length_of ( object ) Example:

length_of (“10001”) => 5 length_of (“abcdefghi”) => 9

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size_of()  Returns the size of the value in bytes, including delimiter characters. Syntax: size_of

size_of()

Returns the size of the value in bytes, including delimiter characters.

Syntax:

size_of ( value )

Example:

size_of (“10001”) => 6

size_of (“abcdefghi”) => 10

size_of (42.56) =>8

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write_to_log()  Writes text to the log port of a component. Syntax: write_to_log ( string

write_to_log()

Writes text to the log port of a component. Syntax:

write_to_log ( string event_type, string event_text ) event_type --> A type of event event_text --> Text to accompany event_type

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write_to_log_file()  Writes a message to a log file. Syntax: write_to_log_file ( string filename, string

write_to_log_file()

Writes a message to a log file.

Syntax:

write_to_log_file ( string filename, string text )

filename --> The URL of a log file

text --> Text to write to filename

Details

This function opens the file, appends the message text to the file, and closes the file on every call.

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First Method: How to create User Defined Functions Example: Multiplication of two numbers. 10/15/08 Dell

First Method:

How to create User Defined Functions

Example: Multiplication of two numbers.

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How to create User Defined Functions  Writes a message to a log file. Syntax:

How to create User Defined Functions

Writes a message to a log file.

Syntax:

write_to_log_file ( string filename, string text )

filename --> The URL of a log file

text --> Text to write to filename

Details

This function opens the file, appends the message text to the file, and closes the file on every call.

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How to create User Defined Functions First Method: Addition of two numbers. 10/15/08 Dell Confidential

How to create User Defined Functions

First Method:

Addition of two numbers.

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How to create User Defined Functions

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How to create User Defined Functions

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How to create User Defined Functions

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How to create User Defined Functions

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How to create User Defined Functions

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How to create User Defined Functions

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Second Method: How to create User Defined Functions Example: Addition of two numbers.

Second Method:

How to create User Defined Functions

Example: Addition of two numbers.

/usr/dell/us_svc/practise/xfr/functions.xfr

out ::AddTwoNumbers(num1, num2 ) = begin out :: num1 + num2 ;

end ;

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How to create User Defined Functions  Writes a message to a log file. Syntax:

How to create User Defined Functions

Writes a message to a log file.

Syntax:

write_to_log_file ( string filename, string text )

filename --> The URL of a log file

text --> Text to write to filename

Details

This function opens the file, appends the message text to the file, and closes the file on every call.

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How to create User Defined Functions  Writes a message to a log file. Syntax:

How to create User Defined Functions

Writes a message to a log file.

Syntax:

write_to_log_file ( string filename, string text )

filename --> The URL of a log file

text --> Text to write to filename

Details

This function opens the file, appends the message text to the file, and closes the file on every call.

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How to create User Defined Functions  Writes a message to a log file. Syntax:

How to create User Defined Functions

Writes a message to a log file.

Syntax:

write_to_log_file ( string filename, string text )

filename --> The URL of a log file

text --> Text to write to filename

Details

This function opens the file, appends the message text to the file, and closes the file on every call.

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How to create User Defined Functions  Writes a message to a log file. Syntax:

How to create User Defined Functions

Writes a message to a log file.

Syntax:

write_to_log_file ( string filename, string text )

filename --> The URL of a log file

text --> Text to write to filename

Details

This function opens the file, appends the message text to the file, and closes the file on every call.

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How to use User Defined Functions Addition of two numbers. /usr/dell/us_svc/practise/xfr/functions.xfr out

How to use User Defined Functions

Addition of two numbers.

/usr/dell/us_svc/practise/xfr/functions.xfr

out ::AddTwoNumbers(num1, num2 ) = begin out :: num1 + num2 ;

end ;

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How to use User Defined Functions Addition of two numbers. /usr/dell/us_svc/practise/xfr/functions.xfr out

How to use User Defined Functions

Addition of two numbers.

/usr/dell/us_svc/practise/xfr/functions.xfr

out ::AddTwoNumbers(num1, num2 ) = begin out :: num1 + num2 ;

end ;

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Input File: How to convert Decimal to Integer Required Output File: sl_no cal 1 124.6789

Input File:

How to convert Decimal to Integer

Required Output File:

sl_no

cal

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124.6789

2

124.089

3

124.5

4

124.345

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124.12

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cal

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125

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124

3

125

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124

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124

DML:

record string(",") sl_no; string(",") cal; string("\n") newline; end;

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 Ceiling. 10/15/08 Dell Confidential How to convert Decimal to Integer Required Output File: How

Ceiling.

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Required Output File:

How to convert Decimal to

Integer sl_no

cal

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2 124

3 125

4 124

5 124

Required Output File: How to convert Decimal to Integer sl_no cal 1 125 2 124 3

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Ab Initio Software Discussion Forums www.ittoolbox.com

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