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Visual Basic and Visual FoxPro Text Concatenation
VBA+ or &
VFP+ or -
Visual Basic Syntax Notes
VBA allows you to mix numbers and text. If you use "&" then the result will always be text, if you use "+" then the result will be numeric if the two strings can be interpretted as being numbers:
"1" & 2 gives "12"
Visual FoxPro Syntax Notes
The "+" operator works the same in FoxPro as it does in VBA and is used for both text and numbers. The Fox "-" operator is unusual in that it removes trailing spaces before concatenating the two strings and then adds these spaces to the end of the result: