The number of characters in the string
Member of Unicode Intrinsic Functions (PRIM_LIBI.IUnicodeIntrinsics)
|Result||*Result (Optional)||Integer||Returned number of characters|
CurChars returns the number of characters in a string. In a single byte environment, CurChars and Cursize will return the same result. In a DBCS environment each character requires two bytes, so although a string may be 8 bytes long, the number of characters will be 4 in ASCII and 3 in ECBDIC. Two bytes will be used by the shift in and shift out bytes.
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