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The METACHAR MPL function changes the meta character recognized by the MPL processor. The syntax for the METACHAR function is:

%METACHAR (balanced-text)

The first character of balanced-text is the new value of the meta character. The characters @, (, ), *, blank, tab, and identifier characters are not allowed.

Source Text

%METACHAR (!)       ; change meta character to '!'
!(1,2,3,4)          ; bracket function invoked with !


  • Use this function only with extreme caution.
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