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POINTER CONTROL

CAN ANYONE WILL CONFIRM ME WHAT IS +N POINTER CONTROL AND HOW WE USE THIS TO IMPORT THE DATA WHILE USING THE INPUT METHOD

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Posted in reply to GAUTAMDVN
  • Don't shout at us
  • Read the documentation of the input statement

@GAUTAMDVN wrote:

CAN ANYONE WILL CONFIRM ME WHAT IS +N POINTER CONTROL AND HOW WE USE THIS TO IMPORT THE DATA WHILE USING THE INPUT METHOD


 

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Apologies if you got offended but I didn't mean to insult or to offend someone. I was just asking regarding the pointer control in a healthy way.

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Posted in reply to GAUTAMDVN

Do you know which columns specific variables are to start in? Or how many spaces between variables?

 

If you can show an example of your data to read you might get some more specific help. Paste the example data as text into a code box opened using the forum {I} icon. The main message windows will often reformat text replacing multiple spaces with single space and replacing tab characters with spaces. The result would mean that the example data might not actually resemble your data.

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