In simplest terms, assignment rules store the value in the right operand in the location that is designated by the left operand. However, before the assignment process can occur, complex calculation or data retrieval processes might be required to obtain the value in an operand.
SCOPE expression; THIS = assignment_statement_list; END SCOPE;
Although the general form of an assignment statement shows assignment_statement_list, more than one statement in a statement list is supported only for Consolidation and Currency rules. For other kinds of rules, a statement list may contain no more than a single statement.
The following topics provide examples of several different kinds of assignment rules.