Fields commonly included in start and stop transactions

This information is typically included in start and stop transactions:

  • Headers for the top of the file.
  • Your own data items.
  • System variables starting with ¤, containing the date, time, number of transactions included in the transfer, and the size of the transfer file:
System variable Format Explanation/comment


N(8) Transfer date. More info.


N(6) Transfer time. More info.


N(6) The number of records in the transaction. Only appropriate in stop transaction descriptions. More info.

All names of variables in start and stop transaction descriptions must begin with a "¤" character. Fields not beginning with "¤" are regarded as constants, and they require something in the Expression box – either text or an expression involving the values of other fields.

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