This DEFINE statement and its attributes create the column definition char_var. GENERIC= specifies that multiple variables can use the same column definition. BLANK_DUPS= suppresses the display of the value in the column if it does not change from one row to the next (and, because CLASSLEVELS=ON for the table, if no values in preceding columns that are marked with BLANK_DUPS=ON changes). HEADER= specifies that the header for the column will be the text of the dynamic variable COLHD, whose value will be set by the data component.

The STYLE= attribute specifies that the style element for this column definition is cellcontents.

The END statement ends the definition.

   define column char_var;