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AcuODBC User's Guide
Version 6.0

6.3.3 COMMENT Directive

The COMMENT directive allows you to include comments in an XFD file. Because the information is embedded in a comment, it does not interfere with processing by AcuODBC. Each comment entered with this directive appears in the XFD file with the symbol "#" in column 1.

Syntax

    $XFD COMMENT text   

or

    *(( XFD COMMENT text ))   

For example, the following FD includes a comment:

           FILE SECTION.   
           FD  qa-file.   
          $XFD COMMENT  This is a sample file demonstrating directives.   
           01  qa-record.   
               03  animal-info.   
                   05  patient-id                  pic x(5).   
                   05  atype                       pic x.   
                   05  ctype redefines atype       pic x.   
                   05  dtype redefines atype       pic x.   
                   05  otype redefines atype       pic x.   
               03  owner-info.   
                   05  phone                       pic x(8).   
                   05  owner                       pic x(30).    
               03  financial.   
                   05  acct_no.   
                       10  year                    pic x(2).   
                       10  seq_no                  pic x(4).   
                   05  last_visit.   
                       10  yyyy                    pic 9(4).   
                       10  mm                      pic 9(2).   
                       10  dd                      pic 9(2).   
                   05  fee                         pic s9(5)v99.   
                   05  date_paid                   pic 9(8).   

The following line appears in the "animals.xfd" file:

    #  This is a sample file demonstrating directives.   

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