LSet Statement

Left aligns a string within a string variable, or copies a variable of one user-defined type to another variable of a different user-defined type.

Syntax

LSetstringvar=string

LSetvarname1=varname2 The LSet statement syntax has these parts:

Part Description
stringvar Required. Name of string variable.
string Required. String expression to be left-aligned within stringvar.
varname1 Required. Variable name of the user-defined type being copied to.
varname2 Required. Variable name of the user-defined type being copied from.

Remarks

LSet replaces any leftover characters in stringvar with spaces. If string is longer than stringvar, LSet places only the leftmost characters, up to the length of the stringvar, in stringvar. Using LSet to copy a variable of one user-defined type into a variable of a different user-defined type is not recommended. Copying data of onedata type into space reserved for a different data type can cause unpredictable results. When you copy a variable from one user-defined type to another, the binary data from one variable is copied into the memory space of the other, without regard for the data types specified for the elements.

Example

This example uses the LSet statement to left align a string within a string variable. Although LSet can also be used to copy a variable of one user-defined type to another variable of a different, but compatible, user-defined type, this practice is not recommended. Due to the varying implementations of data structures among platforms, such a use of LSet can't be guaranteed to be portable.

Dim MyString 
MyString = "0123456789" ' Initialize string. 
Lset MyString = "<-Left" ' MyString contains "<-Left ".