# ASSIGNED

Updated: 10/14/2021, 2:20:00 PM
Created: 10/14/2021, 2:20:00 PM
Last Updated By: mikes
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# Description

The function returns a Boolean TRUE or FALSE result depending on whether or not a variable has an assigned value.

ASSIGNED(variable)
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Where variable is any variable declared in the program.

ASSIGNED returns TRUE if the variable named has an assigned value (even an empty string) before the execution of this statement. If variable has no assigned value then the function returns FALSE.

# Note

This function has been provided for backward compatibility purposes, as it has been implemented in older implementations of the language. It is advised to program in such a way that this statement will not be needed.

# Example

IF ASSIGNED(record) THEN
    CRT "The variable 'record' has been assigned a value."
END ELSE
    CRT "The variable 'record' has NOT been assigned a value."
END
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See also: UNASSIGNED

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