12. Report-Writer Statements : Text Positioning Statements : .Newline Statement--Advance to a New Line
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.Newline Statement--Advance to a New Line
The .newline statement writes out the current line and optionally advances a number of lines on the output page.
This statement has the following format:
.newline | .nl [nlines | expression]
The parameters for the .newline statement are as follows:
The number of lines to advance. If you are advancing to the next line, you can specify the .newline statement without the nlines parameter.
A numeric expression which evaluates to the number of lines to advance from the current line. Precede all variables that are part of the expression with a dollar sign ($).