Checking the Type of variable

By | March 19, 2014

Sometimes when you do coding, you may come across a situation where you don’t know what is the data type of the variable and you may be initializing the variable which may give you “Type compatibility error”. This issue can be handled in the code. If you have a check on this variable with the help of “Type” keyword which will return you the value depending on the type of variable. TYPE can also be used to check the existence of the variable.

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Type: type is used to find the type of variable. It can also be used to test the existence of the variable



Parameter details:

Variable: name of the variable whose type is to be tested.

type returns a code for the type of variable given in the parameters. This code has the following values

Code returned Data type
-1 Non- Existence of Variable
1 Text
2 Short Integer
3 Date
4 Long Integer
5 Float
6 Double
7 Decimal
>10 Char

Kindly refer to the below snippet of code for better understanding


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