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Everybody: Since Informix 4GL is

Everybody: Since Informix 4GL is

Everybody: Since Informix 4GL is


Since Informix 4GL is going the way of Cobol, I decided to post a function FAQ.  No sense reinventing the wheel.  Here's a synopsis:

Miscellaneous Informix 4GL functions

abs(val)       # returns the absolute value of a integer
abs_dec10()    # returns the absolute value of a decimal
parse_str()    # parses string by character delimiter
rt_just()      # right justify a string
ret_day()      # takes a date and returns a three character day
replace()      # replace in string occurrences of old pattern with new pattern
is_online()    # returns true if the database is online else false
row_locked()   # tests the sqlca.sqlerrd[2] variable to check if record locked
squeeze()      # squeezes out all the spaces in a string
squ_any_char() # squeezes out a particlar character from a string

Datetime functions:


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