Command to test if a variable has been defined? (universe specifically)

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George Gallen

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Apr 20, 2022, 2:38:32 PMApr 20
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is there a way for subroutine to determine if a variable has been defined in the calling program?
so you don't get the run time error if you were to just do IF VAR="" THEN ....

example:
calling program
    CALL SOMESUB(VAR1, VAR2)

subroutine
   SUBROUTINE SOMESUB(VAR1, VAR2)
   VAR2=""
   IF VAR1="" THEN RETURN

But if in the calling program, there was no VAR1="..." , the subroutine will throw a run time error that "" was used.
is there a way like the php  isset()  function to test if a variable has been defined?

George

George Gallen

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Apr 20, 2022, 2:45:58 PMApr 20
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OK - Found it.

ASSIGNED()

IF ASSIGNED(VAR1)=0 THEN RETURN

George

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