$UCS4Xw. Format

Processes a character string that is in the encoding of the current SAS session, and then writes the character string in native-endian, 32-bit, UCS4, Unicode encoding.
Category: Character
Alignment: left



Syntax Description

specifies the width of the output field. Specify enough width to accommodate the 32-bit size of the Unicode characters.
Default: 4
Range: 4–32767


The $UCS4Xw. format writes a character string in 32-bit, UCS4 (universal character set code in two octets), Unicode encoding, by using byte order that is native to the operating environment.


The $UCS4Xw. format performs processing that is the opposite of the $UCS4XEw. format. If you are exchanging data within the same operating environment, use the $UCS4Xw. format. If you are exchanging data with a different operating environment, use the $UCS4Bw. format or $UCS4Lw. format.


This example uses the Japanese Shift_JIS session encoding, which is supported under the UNIX operating environment.
x = 'xxx';
put x $ucs4x4.;
'00005927'x (binary) or '27590000'x (little endian)