%INTEGER

Convert an expression to an integer value

WTSupported in traditional Synergy on Windows
WNSupported in Synergy .NET on Windows
USupported on UNIX
VSupported on OpenVMS
integer = %INTEGER(expression[, magnitude])

Return value

integer

The integer value of expression. (i)

Arguments

expression

The expression to convert to an integer value. (a or n)

magnitude

(optional) The size of the result. (n)

Discussion

%INTEGER converts an expression to an integer value.

Expression is converted according to the rules for moving data to an integer destination. (See Assignment statements for a description of these rules.) If the converted expression is too long to fit into the requested integer size, the high‑order bits that don’t fit are ignored. If magnitude is not specified or contains a value other than 1, 2, 4, or 8, the resulting string is four bytes long.

Examples

This example uses alpha input as data for an integer arithmetic computation. If the alpha variable contains any nonnumeric data other than a blank, a decimal point, or a sign (+ or –), a “Bad digit encountered” error ($ERR_DIGIT) is generated.

subroutine math 
    a_avar      ,a 
record 
    val1        ,i2 
    val2        ,i2 
    result      ,i4 
proc 
    result = (val1*val2)/%integer(a_avar) 

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    return 
endsubroutine