ASCII

The ASCII function returns the decimal representation of the first character of an expression.

Return Value

INTEGER.

Syntax

ASCII (text-exp)

Arguments

text-exp

A text expression.

Notes

Returning EBCDIC Values

When your database character set is 7-bit ASCII, then this function returns an ASCII value. When your database character set is EBCDIC Code, then this function returns an EBCDIC value. There is no corresponding EBCDIC character function

Examples

Example 7-24 Finding the ASCII Decimal Equivalent of a Character

The following example returns the ASCII decimal equivalent of the letter "Q".

SHOW ASCII('Q') 
81