iconv() Function

The iconv() function converts a value from its external format to its internal equivalent, according to the processing code being applied.


iconv(str.exp, conv.exp)



Specifies the external value to convert to its equivalent internal value.


Specifies the processing code to use for the conversion.


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

check.amount = 12.5

print iconv(check.amount,"mr2")


This example converts check.date to internal format, using the d conversion.

check.date = "02/27/02"

print iconv(check.date,"d")


This example performs an AQL group extract of two groups.

string = red*blue*green*yellow*orange

print iconv(string,’g0*2’)


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

input ans,1

if iconv(ans,"p(’y’);(’n’)")#"" then...

See Also

Conversion Expression, d (Date) Processing Code, date Command, BASIC Functions, m (Mask) Processing Code, Masking, match Relational Operator, mc (Mask Character) Processing Code, mp (Mask Packed Decimal) Processing Code, mt (Mask Time) Processing Code, mx (Mask ASCII to Hexadecimal) Processing Code, my (Mask Hexadecimal to ASCII) Processing Code, oconv() Function, set-date-std Command, Statements and Functions, t (Text Extraction) Processing Code, t (Translate) Processing Code, User Exits