Monday, June 28, 2004

OCLC Macro Language

OML for the Complete Beginner by Joel Hahn. Sponsored and endorsed by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
If you're intimidated by the thought of editing or even (gasp!) writing your own macros for use with OCLC's Connexion client software, here's one place to start to pick up some of the essentials of programming with the OCLC Macro Language (OML). Writing your own macros can be quite rewarding and even--dare I say--fun, once you get a handle on a few basic concepts and commands.
The lessons are:
  1. Beginning basics
  2. Variables
  3. Variables, continued
  4. String manipulation
  5. Commands
  6. Commands, continued
  7. Program flow control
  8. Loops
  9. Subroutines and functions
  10. Arrays
  11. Error trapping & handling
  12. Dialog boxes

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