Script Literal

A script literal consists of a freely selectable string that is put in single (') or double (") quotation marks.

For example:

"Automation Engine"

A script literal can also contain script variables which are replaced by their values when the script line containing the script literal is processed.

For example:



Time 10:30:05

Automation Engine Name

The AE name is a particularity of the script literal. It does not have to be enclosed in single or double quotation marks. AE names are:

For example:


Quotation marks are always required when the AE name starts with a number.

Note that using the string <![[ ]]> in script literals results in a Syntax error and the object cannot be stored. There are several solution strategies to avoid this error:

  1. Insert a comment which includes these characters.
    !<![[ ]]>
    :PRINT '<![[ ]]>'
  2. This error only occurs if the described characters are used one after the other. Hence, you can also compose a string of 2 different script literals.
    Example: Use script variables
    :SET &VAR# = "]]"
    :PRINT'<![[ &VAR#>'

    Example: Use the script element STR_CAT
    :SET &VAR# = STR_CAT("<![[ ]]",">")
    :PRINT &VAR#

Another peculiarity is the reserved combination ##<number>. If you use this string in a script literal, the text is included in the message whose number is specified in <number>. Keep this in mind when you use script literals.

For example:

:PRINT "##1800"


:PRINT ##1800

shows the following result in the result:

2011-06-15 13:01:51 - U0020408 ENDED_NOT_OK  - aborted.|