4.1.5 SYMBOLIC CHARACTERS Clause
SYMBOLIC CHARACTERS symbolic-character-1
Provides a means of specifying one or more symbolic characters.
Symbolic-character-1 is a user-defined word and must contain at least
one alphabetic character. The same symbolic-character can appear only
once in a SYMBOLIC CHARACTERS clause.
X >_Host_> Under OS/390 and VM, the symbolic character can be a DBCS
X user-defined word. <_Host_<
X >_Workstation_> Under AIX, OS/2, and Windows, you cannot use the
X SYMBOLIC CHARACTERS clause if the code page is DBCS or EUC.
The internal representation of symbolic-character-1 is the internal
representation of the character that is represented in the specified
character set. The following rules apply:
- The relationship between each symbolic-character-1 and the
corresponding integer-1 is by their position in the SYMBOLIC
CHARACTERS clause. The first symbolic-character-1 is paired with
the first integer-1; the second symbolic-character-1 is paired
with the second integer-1; and so forth.
- There must be a one-to-one correspondence between occurrences of
symbolic-character-1 and occurrences of integer-1 in a SYMBOLIC
- If the IN phrase is specified, integer-1 specifies the ordinal
position of the character that is represented in the character set
named by alphabet-name-2. This ordinal position must exist.
- If the IN phrase is not specified, symbolic-character-1 represents
the character whose ordinal position in the native character set
is specified by integer-1.
Note: Ordinal positions are numbered starting from 1.
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