DDL dictionary version 1.4.1
The type specification of the defined item. Type 'numb' identifies items which must have values that are identifiable numbers. The acceptable syntax for these numbers is application-dependent, but the formats illustrated by the following identical numbers are considered to be interchangeable: 42 42.000 0.42E2 .42E+2 4.2E1 420000D-4 0.0000042D+07 Type 'char' identifies items which need not be interpretable numbers. The specification of these items must comply with the STAR syntax specification of either a 'contiguous single-line string' bounded by blanks or blank-quotes, or a 'text string' bounded by semicolons as the first character of a line. Type 'null' identifies items which appear in the dictionary for data-definition and descriptive purposes. These items serve no function outside the dictionary files.
The data value must be one of the following:
|numerically interpretable string|
|character or text string|
|for dictionary purposes only|