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label USHORT([initial value]) [,DIM( )] [,OVER( )] [,NAME( )] [,EXTERNAL] [,DLL] [,STATIC]


USHORT A two-byte unsigned integer.

Format: magnitude

   | ……….|

Bits: 15          0

Range:  0 to 65,535

initial value A numeric constant. If omitted, the initial value is zero, unless the AUTO attribute is present.
DIM Dimension the variable as an array.
OVER Share a memory location with another variable.
NAME Specify an alternate, “external” name for the field.
EXTERNAL Specify the variable is defined, and its memory is allocated, in an external library. Not valid within FILE, QUEUE, or GROUP declarations.
DLL Specify the variable is defined in a .DLL. This is required in addition to the EXTERNAL attribute.
STATIC Specify the variable's memory is permanently allocated.
THREAD Specify memory for the variable is allocated once for each execution thread. Also implicitly adds the STATIC attribute on Procedure Local data.
AUTO Specify the variable has no initial value.
PRIVATE Specify the variable is not visible outside the module containing the CLASS methods. Valid only in a CLASS.
PROTECTED Specify the variable is not visible outside base CLASS and derived CLASS methods. Valid only in a CLASS.

USHORT declares a two-byte unsigned integer in the Intel 8086 word format. There is no sign bit in this configuration.


Count1 USHORT                        !Declare two-byte unsigned integer

Count2 USHORT,OVER(Count1)           !Declare OVER the two-byte unsigned integer

Count3 USHORT,DIM(4)                 !Declare it an array of 4 unsigned shorts

Count4 USHORT(5)                     !Declare with initial value

Count5 USHORT,EXTERNAL               !Declare as external

Count6 USHORT,EXTERNAL,DLL           !Declare as external in a .DLL

Count7 USHORT,NAME('SixCount')       !Declare with external name

ExampleFile FILE,DRIVER('Btrieve')   !Declare a file

Record       RECORD

Count8        USHORT,NAME('Counter') !Declare with external name



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