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Informats under OpenVMS

$HEXw. Informat: OpenVMS

Converts hexadecimal data to character data.
Category: character
Width range: 1 to 32767
Default width: 2
OpenVMS specifics: ASCII character-encoding system
See: $HEXw. Informat in SAS Language Reference: Dictionary

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specifies width of the input value.


The $HEXw. informat is similar to the HEXw. informat. The $HEXw. informat converts character values that are stored as the hexadecimal equivalent of ASCII character codes to the corresponding character values. The conversion is based on the ASCII character-encoding system.

In the ASCII system, the conversion for 8-bit hexadecimal input (x'80' and above) is for the Multinational Character Set, which includes national characters such as Ä and ß. For more information about the Multinational Character Set, see Guide to Using OpenVMS.

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