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#GETDATATYPE

#GETDATATYPE( field );

fieldA previously defined user-defined symbol containing the name of a field in a dataset..

The #GETDATATYPE function returns the value type of the field. The field argument must be a scalar value or a field from a dataset (rather than a field from a record definition.)

Example:

  person := DATASET([{D'6789ABCDE6789ABCDE'}],{DATA9 per_cid});
  #DECLARE(fieldtype);
  #DECLARE(field);
  #SET(field, 'person.per_cid');
  #SET(fieldtype, #GETDATATYPE(%field%));
  res := %'fieldtype'%;
  res; // Output: res = 'data9'

See Also: Value Types