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Startup Command and Parameter Reference
Startup Parameter Descriptions : Parameter (-param)

Parameter (-param)

Use Parameter (-param) to specify a character string that can be accessed from ABL procedures.
Operating system and syntax
UNIX / Windows
-param string
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Client Session
A character string that supplies information to an ABL application. Can also be a comma-separated list of files to open in Procedure Editor buffers.
You can also use this parameter to specify one or more files to load into Procedure Editor buffers. The Procedure Editor only loads the specified files when you use this parameter with a startup command that places you directly in the Procedure Editor. The files are not loaded when you use the parameter with a startup command that places you in the OpenEdge Application Development Environment (ADE) desktop. Within an ABL procedure, you can access the string by reading the PARAMETER attribute of the SESSION system handle.