Space Compression

The symbol value is viewed as a sequence of ‘words’, each separated from the next by either one or a string of space characters. The C option has the effect of replacing each string of space characters with a single space and shifting the ‘words’ to the left as necessary to close up the gaps. Leading spaces are completely removed. The results are the same as those of the ABAP command CONDENSE.



Assuming ' Albert Einstein ' is the symbol value,

&symbol& -> Albert Einstein
&symbol(C)& -> Albert Einstein