- (Concatenation with Trim Operator)
A character, date, or numeric value.
A character value or NULL ("").
The Concatenation with Trim operator removes trailing spaces from Operand1 and then appends Operand2 to Operand1. In other words, this operator strips trailing blanks from the first field and then concatenates it with the second field to form a single new character string. See also Character Addition Functions
dim cc as C cc = "word " ? cc - "" = "word" ? cc - "abc" = "wordabc"
FIRSTNAME - LASTNAME --> "BeverlyBrine " FIRSTNAME - " " + LASTNAME - "" --> "Beverly Brine"