RPG Built In Functions

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RPG IV Concepts As of V5R2 IC2924 at the IBM iSeries Information Center

Note Function Description Type
  %ABS Absolute Value of Expression Evaluate
  %ADDR Get Address of Variable Pointer
  %ALLOC Allocate Storage Memory
  %BITAND Bitwise AND Operation Binary
  %BITNOT Invert Bits Binary
  %BITOR Bitwise OR Operation Binary
  %BITXOR Bitwise Exclusive-OR Operation Binary
 • %BITxxx examples Bit Operations Binary
  %CHAR Convert to Character Data Format
  %CHECK Check Characters Flag
  %CHECKR Check Reverse Flag
  %DATE Convert to Date Date
  %DAYS Number of Days Date
  %DEC Convert to Packed Decimal Format Format
 • %DECH Convert to Packed Decimal Format with Half Adjust Format
  %DECPOS Get Number of Decimal Positions Numeric
  %DIFF Difference Between Two Date, Time, or Timestamp Values Date
  %DIV Return Integer Portion of Quotient Evaluate
  %EDITC Edit Value Using an Editcode Format
  %EDITFLT Convert to Float External Representation Format
  %EDITW Edit Value Using an Editword Format
  %ELEM Get Number of Elements Tally
  %EOF Return End or Beginning of File Condition Pointer
  %EQUAL Return Exact Match Condition Flag
  %ERROR Return Error Condition Flag
  %FIELDS Fields to update Flag
  %FLOAT Convert to Floating Format Format
  %FOUND Return Found Condition Flag
  %GRAPH Convert to Graphic Value Format
  %HOURS Number of Hours Time
  %INT Convert to Integer Format Format
 • %INTH Convert to Integer Format with Half Adjust Format
  %KDS Search Arguments in Data Structure Search
  %LEN Get or Set Length Evaluate
 • %LEN Used for its Value Evaluate
 • %LEN Used to Set the Length of Variable-Length Fields Evaluate
  %LOOKUPxx Look Up an Array Element Search
  %MINUTES Number of Minutes Time
  %MONTHS Number of Months Date
  %MSECONDS Number of Microseconds Time
  %NULLIND Query or Set Null Indicator Flag
  %OCCUR Set/Get Occurrence of a Data Structure Pointer
  %OPEN Return File Open Condition Flag
  %PADDR Get Procedure Address Pointer
 • %PADDR Used with a Prototype Pointer
  %PARMS Return Number of Parameters Numeric
  %REALLOC Reallocate Storage Memory
  %REM Return Integer Remainder Evaluate
  %REPLACE Replace Character String String
  %SCAN Scan for Characters Search
  %SECONDS Number of Seconds Time
  %SHTDN Shut Down "*LR"
  %SIZE Get Size in Bytes String
  %SQRT Square Root of Expression Evaluate
  %STATUS Return File or Program Status Flag
  %STR Get or Store Null-Terminated String String
 • %STR Used to Get Null-Terminated String String
 • %STR Used to Store Null-Terminated String String
  %SUBDT Extract a Portion of a Date, Time, or Timestamp Date
 ? %SUBARR Move contiguous array elements to contiguous elements of another array Array
  %SUBST Get Substring String
 • %SUBST Used for its Value String
 • %SUBST Used as the Result of an Assignment String
  %THIS Return Class Instance for Native Method Memory
  %TIME Convert to Time Time
  %TIMESTAMP Convert to Timestamp Date
  %TLOOKUPxx Look Up a Table Element Search
  %TRIM Trim Blanks at Edges String
  %TRIML Trim Leading Blanks String
  %TRIMR Trim Trailing Blanks String
  %UCS2 Convert to UCS-2 Value Format
  %UNS Convert to Unsigned Format Format
 • %UNSH Convert to Unsigned Format with Half Adjust Format
  %XFOOT Sum Array Expression Elements Evaluate
  %XLATE Translate String
  %YEARS Number of Years Date

As of V7R1:

Note Function Description Type
  %PARMNUM Return Parameter Number Numeric
  %SCANRPL Scan and Replace Characters String

As of V7R2:

Note Function Description Type
  %DATA Parameter for DATA-INTO HTTP
  %MAX Maximum Value Evaluate
  %MIN Minimum Value Evaluate
  %PARSER Parameter for DATA-INTO HTTP
  %PROC Return Name of Current Procedure String
  %XML Parameter for XML-INTO or XML-SAX HTTP

As of V7R3:

Note Function Description Type
  %SCANR Scan Reverse for Characters String