The other values represent special characters such as quotes and ampersands or non-printing characters such as tabs, carriage returns, or line feeds.
This command allows you to create a string based on the ASCII collating sequence. For example, you can use this to insert a non-printing character (e.g., a tab or a carriage return) into a string. Syntax:
where <val> is a parameter or variable containing the ASCII collating sequence index values;
and <sout> is a string.
The values in <val> should be in the range 0 to 255 (real numbers will be rounded to the nearest integer). If any values outside this range are detected, an error message is printed and <sout> is not created.
LET IVAL = DATA 102 105 108 101 50 51 46 100 97 116 LET STRING SOUT = CHARACTER IVALThe resulting value of SOUT is file23.dat.
Date created: 12/4/2008