19.0.0 released Nov 08, 2023
P out

Purpose: Outputs a string without encoding.

p-out <string> [ length <length> ] [ bytes-written [ define ] <bytes written> ]

p-out outputs a string expression given by <string>, without any encoding (meaning a string is output exactly as it appears). The string is sent to a client that made the request. If this is within write-string, then <string> is output into the buffer that builds a new string.

If "length" clause is used, then only <length> leading bytes of <string> are output. If "bytes-written" clause is used, then the number of bytes output will be in <bytes written>, which can be created with an optional "define".
Examples
To output data verbatim to a client:
char *mydata="Hello world";
p-out mydata

Writing to client, outputting text followed by a horizontal rule - the text is output to a client (such as browser) as it is, and the browser will interpret tags "<br/>" and "<hr/>" as a line break and a horizonal line and display them as such:
p-out "This is a non-encoded output<br/>"
p-out "<hr/>"

Create a query text string by means of write-string statement:
void get_table_data (const char *table_name)
{
   //
   // Construct the run-time text of dynamic SQL
   //
   write-string define qry_txt
   @select * from <<p-out table_name>>
   end-write-string
}

Getting the length of "table_name":
   write-string define qry_txt
   num bw;
   @select * from <<p-out table_name bytes-written bw>>
   end-write-string
   @Length of table name is <<p-num bw>>

See also
Output
finish-output  
flush-output  
output-statement  
p-dbl  
pf-out  
pf-url  
pf-web  
p-num  
p-out  
p-path  
p-url  
p-web    
See all
documentation


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