The number of characters in the string
Member of String Intrinsic Functions (PRIM_LIBI.ICommonStringIntrinsics)
|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.
LANSA Version 15, April 2020