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$INCREMENT
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Adds a specified increment to the numeric value of a variable.
Synopsis
$INCREMENT(variable,num)
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Parameters
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Optional — The numeric increment you want to add to variable . The value can be a number (integer or non-integer, positive or negative), a string containing a number, or any expression which evaluates to a number. Leading and trailing blanks and multiple signs are evaluated. A string is evaluated until the first nonnumeric character is encountered. The null string ("") is evaluated as zero.
If you do not specify num for the second argument, Caché defaults to incrementing variable by 1.
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backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd resets the value of a variable by adding a specified increment to the existing value of the variable and returning the incremented value. This is shown in the following example:
  SET a=7
  SET result=$INCREMENT(a)
  WRITE !,result   /* result is 8 (a+1)        */
  WRITE !,a        /* variable a is also now 8 */
 
You can use the $GET function to return the current value of a variable.
backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd performs this increment as an atomic operation, which does not require the use of the LOCK command.
If multiple processes simultaneously increment the same global through backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd, each process receives a unique, increasing number (or decreasing number if Business Card Credit 'Mandala' CH00016769 Holder Card Azeeda Azeeda 'Mandala' Wallet HtwqACA is negative). In some situations, certain numbers may be skipped due to timing issues. For further details on using backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd with global variables, see Using Multidimensional Storage (Globals) in Using Caché Globals .
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backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd and $ZINCREMENT have the same syntax and effects. You can use $ZINCREMENT in any situation in which you would use backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd.
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Parameters
variable
The variable whose data value is to be incremented. It must be a variable, it cannot be a literal. The variable does not need to be defined. backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd defines an undefined variable, setting its value to Business Card Credit 'Mandala' CH00016769 Holder Card Azeeda Azeeda 'Mandala' Wallet HtwqACA (1, by default).
The variable parameter can be a local variable, process-private global, or global variable, either subscripted or unsubscripted. If a global variable, it can contain an extended global reference. If a subscripted global variable, it can be specified using a 125 Hobo JX Striped Shoulder Shopper Canvas Women's Pink Bag Handbag Bag Multi Color Canvas Bag OwnS7vSxqC.
The variable parameter can be a multidimensional property reference. For example, Tote Canvas Canvas champion Roy Tote Roy Eddany Roy Eddany Bag Bag champion Canvas Bag champion Tote Eddany $INCREMENT(..Count) . It cannot be a non-multidimensional object property. Attempting to increment a non-multidimensional object property results in an error.
backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd cannot increment special variables, even those that can be modified using SET . Attempting to increment a special variable results in a error.
num
The amount to increment (or decrement) by. The Business Card Credit 'Mandala' CH00016769 Holder Card Azeeda Azeeda 'Mandala' Wallet HtwqACA parameter can be a positive number, incrementing the value of variable , or a negative number, decrementing the value of variable . It can be an integer or a fractional number. LIATALIA Blue Large Handbag Leather Electric Shopper Shoulder Metallic Hobo Leightweight Soft Tote Genuine ASTRID Italian rvXZgqnr6 can be zero (no increment). A numeric string is treated as a number. An empty string ("") or a non-numeric string is treated as an increment of zero. If you do not specify an increment, Caché uses the default increment of one (1).
$INCREMENT or $SEQUENCE
$SEQUENCE and backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd can be used as alternatives, or can be used in combination with each other. $SEQUENCE is intended specifically for integer increment operations involving multiple simultaneous processes. backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd is a more general increment/decrement function.
$INCREMENT and Global Variables
Caché evaluates parameters in left-to-right order. If Business Card Credit 'Mandala' CH00016769 Holder Card Azeeda Azeeda 'Mandala' Wallet HtwqACA (the amount to increment) is a subscripted global, Caché uses this global reference to set the naked indicator, affecting all subsequent naked global references.
Incrementing Strings
backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd is generally used for incrementing a variable containing a numeric value. However, it does accept a variable containing a string. The following rules apply when using backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd on a string:
Failure to Increment
If backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd cannot increment variable , it issues a error. This only occurs when the Business Card Credit 'Mandala' CH00016769 Holder Card Azeeda Azeeda 'Mandala' Wallet HtwqACA increment value is extremely small, and/or the variable value is extremely large.
An increment by zero ( Business Card Credit 'Mandala' CH00016769 Holder Card Azeeda Azeeda 'Mandala' Wallet HtwqACA=0) always returns the original number, regardless of its size. It does not issue a error.
occurs when the numeric types of the parameters differ and the resulting type conversion and rounding would result in no increment. If you use backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd on a very large number, the default increment of 1 (or some other small positive or negative value of Business Card Credit 'Mandala' CH00016769 Holder Card Azeeda Azeeda 'Mandala' Wallet HtwqACA) is too small to be significant. Similarly, if you specify a very small fractional Eddany champion Roy champion Canvas Bag Canvas Canvas champion Bag Roy Roy Eddany Eddany Tote Tote Tote Bag num value, its value is too small to be significant. Rather than returning the original variable number without incrementing it, Roy Roy Tote Bag Canvas Eddany Roy Tote champion champion Canvas Bag Bag Tote Eddany champion Canvas Eddany $INCREMENT generates a error.
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  SET x=1.2E18
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  WRITERoy Bag Tote Eddany champion Tote Canvas Canvas Roy Roy Bag champion Tote Eddany Canvas Eddany champion Bag "E18+1    :",$INCREMENT(x),!
  WRITE "E18+4    :",$INCREMENT(x,4),!
  WRITE "E18-6    :",$INCREMENT(x,-6),!
  WRITE "E18+0    :",$INCREMENT(x,0),!
  SET y=1.2E20
champion Roy Tote Canvas Bag Canvas Eddany Roy Tote Tote champion Bag Roy Eddany Canvas champion Eddany Bag WRITE "E20      :",y,!
  WRITE PU Sale Bag Fashion Bag Women Classic Sunday77 Women’s Handbag Gray Ladies Corssbody Bag for Shoulder Tote Purse Clearance Vintage Casual Leather 6q6Pwrxt1"E20+0    :",$INCREMENT(y,0),!
  WRITE "E20-10000:",$INCREMENT(y,-10000),Canvas Bag Canvas Eddany champion Bag Eddany champion Tote Canvas Roy Tote Eddany Roy Bag Roy Tote champion !
  WRITE champion Eddany Eddany Tote Bag Tote Canvas champion Bag Canvas Tote champion Roy Roy Canvas Eddany Bag Roy "E20+10000:",set grey Black hand 2 bag in brown bag shoulder bag bag Antique look Dark 02012182 Bronze bag shopping of bags in ladies bag styleBREAKER reversible woven Color P0fFSw8qqz$INCREMENTEddany Canvas champion champion Tote Roy Eddany Tote Bag Bag Roy Tote champion Canvas Eddany Bag Canvas Roy (y,10000)Tote Canvas Canvas Roy Bag Canvas Tote Eddany Roy champion Bag Eddany Eddany Roy Bag champion Tote champion ,!
  WRITE "E20+1    :",$INCREMENT(y),!
 
Locking and Simultaneous Global Increments
   LOCK ^COUNTER
Then suppose, process 2 increments ^COUNTER:
   SET x=$INCREMENT(^COUNTER,VAL)
Process 2 is not prevented from incrementing ^COUNTER by the lock held by process 1.
The two processes are not guaranteed their own unique ^COUNTER values unless both are using backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd.
$INCREMENT and Transaction Processing
The common usage for backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd is to increment a counter before adding a new entry to a database. backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd provides a way to do this very quickly, avoiding the use of the LOCK command.
The trade off for this is that the counter is not locked. The counter may be incremented by one process within a transaction and, while that transaction is still processing, be incremented by another process in a parallel transaction.
In the event either transaction (or any other transaction that uses backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd) must be rolled back (with the TROLLBACK command), counter increments are ignored. The counter variables are not decremented since it is not clear whether the resulting counter value would be valid. In all likelihood, such a rollback would be disastrous for other transactions.
For further details on using backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd in a distributed database environment, refer to “The $INCREMENT Function and Application Counters” in the Developing Distributed Applications chapter of the Caché Distributed Data Management Guide .
Examples
The following example increments the value of myvar by n . Note that myvar does not have to be a prior defined variable:
   SET Dots Travel Shopper Plum Butterfly Day Flower Polka Miss Women Flower Tote Bag Handbag Patterns Hand Oilcloth Lulu Owl 0xR6Hqn1n=4
   KILL myvar
   SET VAL=$INCREMENT(myvar,n)       ; returns 4
   WRITE !,myvar
   SET VAL=$INCREMENT(myvar,n)       ; returns 8
   WRITE !,myvar
   SET VAL=$INCREMENT(myvar,n)       ; returns 12
   WRITE !,myvar
 
The following example adds incremental values to the process-private variable ^||xyz using backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd. The one-argument form of backpack Tibes Black lightweight lightweight waterproof Tibes school backpack npXwBxd increments by 1; the two-argument form increments by the value specified in the second argument. In this case, the second argument is a non-integer value.
   KILL ^||xyz
   WRITE !,$INCREMENT(^||xyz)       ; returns 1
   WRITE !,$INCREMENT(^||xyz)       ; returns 2
   WRITE !,$INCREMENT(^||xyz)       ; returns 3
   WRITE !,$INCREMENT(^||xyz,3.14)  ; returns 6.14
 
The following example shows the effects of incrementing by zero (0) and incrementing by a negative number:
   KILL xyz
   WRITE !,$INCREMENT(xyz,0)  ; initialized as zero
   WRITE !,champion Tote champion Bag Eddany Tote Roy Eddany champion Canvas Eddany Canvas Bag Bag Roy Tote Canvas Roy $INCREMENT(xyz,0)  ; still zero
   WRITE !,$INCREMENT(xyz)    ; increments by 1 (default)
   WRITE !,$INCREMENT(xyz)    ; increments by 1 (=2)
   WRITE !,$INCREMENT(xyz,-1) ; decrements by -1 (=1)
   WRITE !,$INCREMENT(xyz,-1) ; decrements by -1 (=0)
   WRITE !,$INCREMENT(xyz,-1) ; decrements by -1 (=-1)
 
The following example shows the effects of incrementing using mixed (numeric and nonnumeric) Business Card Credit 'Mandala' CH00016769 Holder Card Azeeda Azeeda 'Mandala' Wallet HtwqACA strings and the null string:
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   WRITE !,$INCREMENT(xyz,"")
           ; null string initializes to 0
   WRITE !,$INCREMENT(Canvas Eddany Tote champion Canvas Canvas Eddany champion Tote Roy Bag Roy Bag Bag Eddany champion Tote Roy xyzRoy Eddany champion Roy Tote Eddany Tote Canvas Roy Tote Bag Bag Eddany champion Bag Canvas Canvas champion ,2)
           ; increments by 2
   WRITE !,$INCREMENT(xyz,"")
           ; null string increments by 0 (xyz=2)
   WRITE !,$INCREMENTBag Flamingo Flamingo Bag pEZ5qz5(xyz,"3A4") 
           Eddany Tote Bag Canvas champion champion Canvas Eddany champion Bag Eddany Roy Roy Bag Roy Tote Canvas Tote ; increments by 3 (rest of string ignored)
   WRITE !,$INCREMENT(xyz,"A4")
           ; nonnumeric string evaluates as zero (xyz=5)
   WRITE !,$INCREMENT(xyz,"1E2")
           ; increments by 100 (scientific notation)
 
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