<Less than--binary (Relational) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------Syntax<exp1> < <exp2>TypeCharacter, date, logical, memo, numericOperands<exp1>and<exp2>are expressions of the same data type to be compared.DescriptionThe less than (<) operator is a binary operator that compares two values of the same data type and returns true (.T.) if <exp1> is less than <exp2>.. Character:The comparison is based on the underlying ASCII code. ASCII codes for alphabetic characters are ascending (e.g., the code for "A" is 65 and the code for "Z" is 90).. Date:Dates are compared according to the underlying date value.. Logical:False (.F.) is less than true (.T.).. Memo:Treated the same as character.. Numeric:Compared based on magnitude.Examples.These examples illustrate how the less than operator (<) behaves with different data types: // Character ? "Z" < "A" // Result: .F. ? "ZA" < "A" // Result: .F. ? "A" < "AZ" // Result: .T. // Date ? CTOD("12/12/88") < ; CTOD("12/11/88") // Result: .F. // Logical ? .F. < .T. // Result: .T. // Numeric ? 2 < 1 // Result: .F. ? 1 < 2 // Result: .T.

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