Foxpro - make variables / UDFs / procedure defined in another program available to different program

Hi Experts,

I have a prg which defines a number of variables / UDFs / procedures.  Not sure if I have the terminology correct but as an example it includes the following code.
*-- Date format PICTURE template
  gc_datepic  = "99/99/9999"

I want to to call this variable from another program.
I put Set procedure to the filename in the program but it didn't do anything when I went to a prompt and said ?gc_datepic

Can you help me out please? Thank you very much.
mbibmdiAsked:
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JF0Commented:
PUBLIC gc_datepic
gc_datepic="99/99/9999"
pcelbaCommented:
In addition to the PUBLIC variable visibility you probably missed one more fact:

SET PROCEDURE makes the procedure / UDF visible and nothing else. You have to call the function or procedure which contains above variable assignments, so:

SET PROCEDURE TO MyProcs
DO MyPublicDeclarations




MyProcs.PRG file contents:

PROCEDURE MyPublicDeclarations

PUBLIC gc_datepic, gc_appVersion
gc_datepic="99/99/9999"
gc_appVersion = "0.9"
etc.

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mbibmdiAuthor Commented:
jfo, program1 has your code.  Program2 I have line that says set procedure to program1
gc_datepic doesn't work.   Why?
mbibmdiAuthor Commented:
Thanks pcelba.
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