Prohibited report routine statements

Language statements that have no meaning inside a report definition routine are prohibited. These statements are some of the statements that are not valid within any control block of the FORMAT section of a REPORT program block, such as interactive statements (CONSTRUCT, INPUT, DIALOG, MENU), program block definitions (FUNCTION, REPORT), and some flow control instructions like RETURN.

A compile-time error is issued if you attempt to include any of these statements in a control block of a report. You can call a function that includes some of these statements, but this is not recommended.