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CLEARFILE

Description

The CLEARFILE statement is used to clear all the data from a file previously opened with the OPEN statement. It takes the general form:

CLEARFILE {variable} {SETTING setvar} {ON ERROR statements}

Where:

  • The variable is the subject of an OPEN statement before the execution of CLEARFILE upon it.
  • If the SETTING clause is specified and the CLEARFILE fails, it sets setvar to one of these values


Note:

If the variable is omitted from the CLEARFILE statement, it assumes the default file variable as per the OPEN statement.

An example of use is as follows:

OPEN "record_file" TO FILEVAR ELSE ABORT 201, "record_file"
CLEARFILE FILEVAR


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