LCOLWIDTH

The LCOLWIDTH option controls the default width of the label column in reports. For output from ROW command and HEADING, LCOLWIDTH affects the first column. For output from REPORT, LCOLWIDTH affects the first column except when the first column is a data column or part of a set of columns that represent the base dimensions of a composite or a conjoint dimension.

Note:

For an individual column, the LCOLWIDTH value is always overridden by a WIDTH attribute in a HEADING, REPORT, or ROW command

See also:

COLWIDTH

Data type

INTEGER

Syntax

LCOLWIDTH = n

Arguments

n

An INTEGER expression that specifies the desired column width in number of characters. You can set LCOLWIDTH to any value from 1 to 4000. The default is 14.

Note:

The maximum width of a line in a report is 4000 characters. Therefore, the combined width of all the columns of a report cannot be greater than 4000 characters

Examples

Example 17-35 Setting Default Column Widths

Suppose you want to look at unit sales for six months. Since the longest product name is 10 characters, you do not need the default width of 14 for your label column. Also, since the sales figures are not large, you do not need a width of 10 characters for your data columns. You can set LCOLWIDTH and COLWIDTH to give smaller default column widths.

LIMIT district TO 'Atlanta'
LIMIT month TO 'Oct95' TO 'Mar96'
LCOLWIDTH = 10
COLWIDTH = 6
REPORT ACROSS month: units

These statements produce the following output.

DISTRICT: ATLANTA
            ------------------UNITS------------------
            ------------------MONTH------------------
PRODUCT     Oct95  Nov95  Dec95  Jan96  Feb96  Mar96
---------- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
Tents         503    345    259    279    305    356
Canoes        317    282    267    281    309    386
Racquets    1,365  1,270  1,357  1,125  1,304  1,263
Sportswear  3,065  2,327  1,955  2,591  2,829  3,137
Footwear    3,445  3,247  2,831  3,089  3,282  3,475