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Convert hexadecimal string to EBCDIC equivalent

Note: Many $functions have been deprecated in favor of Object Oriented methods. The OO equivalent for the $HexA function is the HexToString function.

This function converts a hexadecimal string to its EBCDIC equivalent.

The $HexA function accepts one argument and returns a string result.


%ebcdic = $HexA(hex_string)

%ebcdic is set to the EBCDIC equivalent of hex_string.

hex_string is a string containing the characters 0 - 9 and A - F. All other characters are treated as 0. If the number of characters in hex_string is odd, hex_string is considered to begin with an extra 0 character.


The following statement sets %JUNK to the string 123 (EBCDIC X'F1F2F3'):

%JUNK = $HexA('F1F2F3')

And this statement sets %JUNK to EBCDIC X'0102', which is a non-displayable string.

%JUNK = $HexA('102')

Products authorizing $HexA