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Handle Attributes and Methods Reference : INITIAL attribute

INITIAL attribute

The value of the INITIAL schema field (which is always CHARACTER). If the INITIAL schema field has the Unknown value (?), the value of the INITIAL attribute is the null string ("").
Data type: CHARACTER
Access: Read-only
Applies to: Buffer-field object handle
INITIAL renders its dates and numeric values in LOCAL format, subject to the DATE-FORMAT and NUMERIC-FORMAT attributes of the SESSION system handle.

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