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The call control statement calls a subroutine which must be defined by a previous sub statement.


Call name ( [ paramlist ])



Argument Description
name The name of the subroutine.
paramlist A comma separated list of the actual parameters to be sent to the subroutine. Each item in the list may be a field name, a variable or an arbitrary expression.

The subroutine called by a call statement must be defined by a sub encountered earlier during script execution.

Parameters are copied into the subroutine and, if the parameter in the call statement is a variable and not an expression, copied back out again upon exiting the subroutine.


  • Since the call statement is a control statement and as such is ended with either a semicolon or end-of-line, it must not cross a line boundary.

  • When you define a subroutine with Sub..end sub inside a control statement, for example if..then, you can only call the subroutine from within the same control statement.

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