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This function converts all the characters in an expression from the ASCII character set to the EBCDIC character set. It takes the general form:


Where expression may contain a data string of any form. The function will convert it to a character string, assume that the characters are all members of the ASCII set and translate them using a character map.

The original expression is unchanged while the returned result of the function is now the EBCDIC equivalent. 

An example of use may be as:

0001     ascii_expression = "?m@?&???"
0002     CRT EBCDIC(ascii_expression)

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