Designates a field name in a specific work area, or a private or public variable.




When using a name that may be a variable or the name of a field in the current work area, the name is matched in the following order:

  1. Local or static variable

To resolve the ambiguity, or to refer to a field in another work area, use the alias operator. Aliases are not case-sensitive.

Private and public variables are referenced by the alias M. Use the alias of the specific work area to identify a particular field. Local and static variables cannot use the alias operator; you must use the variable alone.