Formatting a map rule

About this task

Some map rules may be lengthy. The map rule text wraps in the Rule editor. You can create a new line in the Rule editor where you want one.

Creating a new line in the Rule editor depends on what key is used as the "commit" key (the default is the Enter key). New lines may not be added in literal text strings.

Extra spaces in a map rule may be added to improve readability.

Spaces cannot be added within an object name or function name.

To create a new line in the Rule editor if Enter is the Commit key

Procedure

  1. Place the cursor where you want to create a new line in the Rule editor.
  2. Press Ctrl Enter.

To create a new line in the Rule editor if Tab is the Commit key

Procedure

  1. Place the cursor where you want to create a new line in the Rule editor.
  2. Press Enter.

    Non-printable characters do not display in the Rule editor, but display in the rule cell on the output card in the Map editor as o. A new line in the Rule editor displays as oo in the rule cell.