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7.1.7 CHAR

The CHAR function returns a 1-character alphanumeric value that is a character in the program collating sequence having the ordinal position equal to the value of the argument specified.

The function type is alphanumeric.

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   | >>__FUNCTION CHAR__(argument-1)_____________________________________>< |
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Must be an integer. The value must be greater than zero and less than or equal to the number of positions in the collating sequence.

If more than one character has the same position in the program collating sequence, the character returned as the function value is that of the first literal specified for that character position in the ALPHABET clause.

If the current program collating sequence was not specified by an ALPHABET clause:

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