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ICONV

Description

The ICONV() function converts data in external form such as dates to their internal form. The function takes the general form:

ICONV(expression1, expression2)

Where:

  • expression1 evaluates to the data upon which the conversion is to be performed. 
  • expression2 should evaluate to the conversion code that is to be performed against the data. 

Add additional ICONV extensions for timestamp as per WDx/WTx

If the conversion code used assumes a numeric value and a non-numeric value is passed then the original value in expression1 is returned unless the emulation option iconv_nonnumeric_return_null is set.

An example of use is as:

InternalDate = ICONV("27 MAY 1997", "D")
CRT(InternalDate)

The above should display the date in internal format.


See also: OCONV.

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