A number that tells the editor how many positions to shift. If you omit this operand, the default is 2.
The < Data Shift Left line command moves characters on a line to the left without altering their relative spacing. Characters will NOT be shifted past the current BOUNDS setting. If necessary, the number of shifted columns will be reduced.
Note: See Shifting Data for more information on the exact shifting process used.
To Data Shift one line toward the left side of your display:
When the n value is omitted, SPFLite uses the the "Default number of columns for data shifts" defined in the General Options dialog. The installation default for this value is 2, for compatibility with IBM ISPF. You can change this to any desired positive value. For example, if you set the value to 4, then when you used the < line command with no n value, it would shift 4 columns instead of 2.
To Data Shift a block of lines toward the left side of your display:
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