Continue a BTEQ command from one line to the next by including a dash character (-) as the last character of the line to be continued (space characters can follow the dash character). For example, the following command generates a single heading:
.SET HEADING 'This is an - example of a continued - heading' This is an example of a continued heading
The continuation character cannot be used in conjunction with an ANSI-style comment statement.
The continuation character can also be used to continue a quoted string embedded in an SQL request. space characters can follow the continuation character.
For example, the following SQL request:
SELECT 'aaa - bbb';
would be treated by BTEQ as:
SELECT 'aaa bbb';