Unicode Intrinsic Functions - CurChars Method

The number of characters in the string

Member of Unicode Intrinsic Functions (PRIM_LIBI.IUnicodeIntrinsics)


Name Type Data Type Description
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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LANSA Version 15, April 2020