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Documentation Conventions

ECL Syntax Case

Although ECL is not case-sensitive, ECL reserved keywords and built-in functions in this document are always shown in ALL CAPS to make them stand out for easy identification. Definition and record set names are always shown in example code as mixed-case. Run-on words may be used to explicitly identify purpose in examples.

Optional Items

Optional-use keywords and parameters are enclosed in square brackets in syntax diagrams with either/or options separated by a vertical bar (|), like this:

EXAMPLEFUNC(parameter [,optionalparameter] [,OPTIONAL | WORD])

Example Code

All example code in this document appears as in the following listing:

TotalTrades := COUNT(Trades); // TotalTrades is the Definition name
  // COUNT is a built-in function, Trades is the name of a record set