8. Working with RBF Report Specifications : Column Display Formats : Representation of Display Formats
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Representation of Display Formats
On the Report Layout frame, display formats are represented by letters, symbols and lines. For example, a simple integer display format looks like this:
The letter i indicates the integer display format and the underscore line shows the remaining number of characters in the column. Fixed punctuation is also shown in a display format representation. For example, a display format for a column containing financial data might look like this:
The total width of the representation (symbols plus underscore) equals the total width of the column.
RBF permits the same display formats as Report-Writer except for the B, q0, and c0 formats. The c0.w format, however, is valid in RBF.