Applies to: RS3 Scripting Engine 2016 version 1.1 LUA version 5.3 January 2016
Revised December 2017 - version 1.2
RS3 is a scripting language based on LUA (the license is reproduced verbatim below). LUA is a lightweight multi-paradigm
programming language designed primarily for embedded systems and clients. Redtitan use LUA to automate document
production using RedTitan EscapeE and the uberED HTML5/CSS3/SVG1.1authoring systemRedTitan extends LUA by
providing a number of functions that interface to EscapeE automation API. The RS3 application will execute the content
of a script file (default extension .LUA) specified as the first parameter on the command line.
In addition to the functions documented below, RS3 defines the global table cmd . This contains the command line
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This is not a user guide. This reference guide documents the extension made to LUA for RedTitan RS3. The examples use
LUA syntax and data types refer to LUA conventions
Parts of RS3 are based on Lua which is free software distributed under the terms of the MIT license reproduced here
Defaults to the comma character. Note: Inter-field separator may only be
specified as a single character.
Specifies if the first record is treated as a list of field names. Fields from the
CSV file are read as name/value pairs. If this parameter is set to false the first
record will be treated as a data record and fields will be named field1, field2,
field3 etc. Note: Field names (if explicitly specified in the first record) must be
legal LUA identifiers and they are case sensitive,
Return value If the function succeeds an integer handle is returned that may be used in subsequent calls to the function csvrecord to
read data records.
Return value -1 indicates the specified file does not exist or cannot be opened for reading.
See function csvrecord. Version 1.2 (Dec 2017) publishes a class wrapper for CSV functions called TCSV (see
CSV=TCSV.Create("account-summary1.csv",",",false); -- create an instance of the CSV class
-- The "Record" method of the TCSV class is called using the ":" operator