Syntax DATASPACE (file$)
Location Turbo Toolkit

This function returns the amount of dataspace which has been set aside for the given file$. It is therefore similar to FDAT and FILE_DAT.

Default devices are not supported, however errors are not reported. The following error values may also be returned by the function:

  • -2: The file is not executable
  • -3 or -6: Insufficient memory to open file
  • -7: File does not exist
  • -9: Device or file is being written to by something else.
  • -12: The device is valid, but the filename is not
  • -16: Bad or changed medium error


PRINT DATASPACE('win1_start_QD_exe')


DATA_AREA allows you to set the dataspace for a compiled program. See also FDAT.