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CLEAR

Syntax

CL[EAR] option ...

where option represents one of the following clauses:

BRE[AKS]BUFF[ER]COL[UMNS]COMP[UTES]SCR[EEN]SQL TIMI[NG]

Resets or erases the current value or setting for the specified option.

Terms

BRE[AKS]

Removes the break definition set by the BREAK command.

BUFF[ER]

Clears text from the buffer. CLEAR BUFFER has the same effect as CLEAR SQL, unless you are using multiple buffers.

See SET BUF[FER] {buffer|SQL} (obsolete) for more information about the obsolete form of this command.

COL[UMNS]

Resets column display attributes set by the COLUMN command to default settings for all columns. To reset display attributes for a single column, use the CLEAR clause of the COLUMN command. CLEAR COLUMNS also clears the ATTRIBUTEs for that column.

COMP[UTES]

Removes all COMPUTE definitions set by the COMPUTE command.

SCR[EEN]

Clears your screen.

SQL

Clears the text from SQL buffer. CLEAR SQL has the same effect as CLEAR BUFFER, unless you are using multiple buffers.

See SET BUF[FER] {buffer|SQL} (obsolete) for more information about the obsolete form of this command.

TIMI[NG]

Deletes all timers created by the TIMING command.

Examples

To clear breaks, enter

CLEAR BREAKS

To clear column definitions, enter

CLEAR COLUMNS