Returns the ANSI value for the leftmost character in a character expression.
- Specifies the character expression containing the character whose ANSI value ASC(В ) returns. Any characters after the first character in cExpression are ignored by ASC(В ).
ASC(В ) returns the position of the character in the character table of the current code page. Every character has a unique ANSI value in the range from 0 to 255.
The following example displays the characters A through J and uses ASC(В ) to display their corresponding ANSI values.
STORE 'ABCDEFGHIJ' TO gcANSI && 10 characters CLEAR FOR nCOUNT = 1 TO 10 ? SUBSTR(gcANSI, nCount,1) && Display a character ?? ASC(SUBSTR(gcANSI, nCount)) && Display ANSI value ENDFOR