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Accepts input and stores it in a variable.
Synopsis
Input data
Arguments
data Either the name of a variable used to receive the data input, or a quoted string specifying the data.
Description
The Input statement inputs a literal data value. It can interactively receives a data value from the user into a variable, or it can input a specified quoted string.
Input with a variable cannot be used in a program running in background. Program execution is paused until the user indicates the end of data input and submits the data value by pressing the Return key.
Input does not time out.
The ObjectScript READ command provides more extensive support for interactive user input.
Examples
The following example illustrates the interactive use of the Input statement:
Println "Type your name, then press Return"
Input namevar
Println "Thanks ",namevar
The following example illustrates the background use of the Input statement:
Println "Here's the name"
Input "Fred"
Println
Println "Thanks "
 
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