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Programming Interfaces
Input/Output Processes : Alternate I/O Sources : Converting nonstandard input files : Importing and exporting data
Importing and exporting data
Sometimes you send data to a file knowing that it will be used later by an ABL procedure. If so, then you also know that the data file must be in standard format with character fields surrounded by quotes. Therefore, instead of just redirecting the output to the file and using the DISPLAY statement to send output to that file, you might use the EXPORT statement.
Note: Do not confuse the EXPORT statement with the EXPORT method of the SESSION handle. The EXPORT statement converts data from one format to another while redirecting it. The EXPORT method of the SESSION handle adds procedure names to the export list (a list of procedures a requesting procedure can access) of a OpenEdge AppServer. For more information on OpenEdge AppServers, see OpenEdge Application Server: Developing AppServer Applications.
* Using the EXPORT statement
* Using the PUT statement
* Using the IMPORT statement