Skips over all intervening BTEQ commands and SQL requests until a specified label is encountered, then resumes processing as usual.
where the following is true:
- The user-defined name of the statement to which control transfers, as specified by a subsequent LABEL command.
The GOTO command only transfers control forward; it cannot transfer control to a statement that occurs before the GOTO command. If a LABEL command statement is not provided which matches the labelname, BTEQ terminates the script.
The GOTO command is frequently used with the IF...THEN... command.
Example – GOTO
This example uses GOTO commands to transfer control forward to the LABEL statements SECTIONA or SECTIONB:
database workforce; select empno ,hours from charges where proj_id = 'oe1-0001' order by empno; .IF activitycount = 0 then .GOTO SECTIONA .IF activitycount >= 1 then .GOTO SECTIONB .label SECTIONA .REMARK 'Zero Hours on Account' .GOTO SECTIONC .label SECTIONB .REMARK 'Total Hours on Account' .label SECTIONC .logoff .exit