FORMAT

System Testing Test Script Language.

Syntax

FORMAT <variable> = <format>

FORMAT <type> = <format>

FORMAT <field> = <format>

Description

This FORMAT instruction modifies the way a variable, type, or field of a structure is tested and printed. All formats of the same type is modified.

The new format is defined in C.

A format can also specify a print mode in binary or hexadecimal, using the options #B and #H.

The FORMAT instruction is optional. You may use it at the beginning of the test script or in a block of instructions, depending on the required scope. However, FORMAT statements that apply to data contained in a CALLBACK or PROCSEND block must be located before:

  1. any CALLBACK or PROCSEND block

    any PROC statements that contain DEF_MESSAGE or SEND instructions

Example

SCENARIO first

#char buffer[100];

#typedef struct {

#   int ax_register;

#   int bx_register;

#   int cx_register;

#} 8088_register_t;   

FORMAT buffer = unsigned char[50]   

FORMAT 8088_register_t.ax_register = #B   

FORMAT 8088_register_t.bx_register = #H

END SCENARIO