basic.iconv Function/BASIC Program

basic.iconv

Command basic.iconv Function/BASIC Program
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category BASIC Program (486)
Description converts a value from its external format to its internal equivalent, according to the processing code being applied.
Syntax iconv(string.expression, conv.expression)
Options
Example
check.amount = 12.5
print iconv(check.amount,"mr2")  
1250

This example converts "check.amount" to internal format, using the 
"mr2" conversion which multiplies by 100 and truncates the decimal 
portion.

check.date = "10/28/93"
print iconv(check.date,"d")  
9433

This example converts "check.date" to internal format, using the 
"d" conversion. (see the "d" processing code.)

string = 'john*paul*george*ringo*stuart'
print iconv(string,'g0*2')
john*paul

This example performs an Access group extract of two groups.

input ans,1
if iconv(ans,"p('y');('n')")#"" then ...

If "ans" contains "y" or "n", the statements 
following the "then" clause are executed.
Purpose
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