To refer to a set of variables, list their names one after another.
Optionally, their names may be separated by commas. To include a
range of variables from the dictionary in the list, write the name of
the first and last variable in the range, separated by
instance, if the dictionary contains six variables with the names
NEXTGOAL, in that order, then
X2 TO MET would include
Commands that define variables, such as
DATA LIST, give
TO an alternate meaning. With these commands,
sequences of variables whose names end in consecutive integers. The
syntax is two identifiers that begin with the same root and end with
numbers, separated by
TO. The syntax
X1 TO X5 defines 5
X5. The syntax
ITEM0008 TO ITEM0013 defines 6
ITEM00013. The syntaxes
QUES001 TO QUES9 and
QUES6 TO QUES3 are invalid.
After a set of variables has been defined with
DATA LIST or
another command with this method, the same set can be referenced on
later commands using the same syntax.