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