Representation of strings and non-alphanumeric characters

You must write strings and the two special characters single quote (') and backslash (\) differently in the macro depending on whether you have chosen the basic macro format or the advanced macro format. Also, some characters that are ordinary characters in the basic macro format are used as operators in the advanced macro format, for example, the plus sign (+) and the greater than sign (>).

However, these rules affect only input fields located on editor tabs used to define screens (with the exception of the name), screen actions, and variables and types.

For other input fields, always use the rules for the basic macro format.

The following sections describe these differing rules.