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CONVERT (STATEMENT)

Description

The CONVERT statement converts one or more characters in a string to their corresponding replacement characters. It takes the general form:

CONVERT expression1 TO expression2 IN expression3

Where:

  • expression1 is the list of all characters to translate in expression3
  • expression2 is the list of characters that will be converted to.
  • expression3 is the string to which the conversion will apply.

Note:

That there is a one to one correspondence between the characters in expression1 and expression2. That is, conversion of character 1 in expression1 to character 1 in expression2, etc. 

An example of use is as follows:

Value = 'ABCDEFGHIJ'
CONVERT 'BJE' TO '^+!' IN Value
! Value now contains A^CD!FGHI+


See also: the CONVERT function.

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