L Conversion
L codes return the length of a value, or the value if it is within specified criteria.
SYNTAX
L{{min,}max}
SYNTAX ELEMENTS
min specifies that the process is to return an element if its length is greater than or equal to the number min.
max specifies that the process is to return an element if its length is less than or equal to the number max.
NOTES
The L code by itself returns the length of an element.
When used with max, or min and max, the L code returns the element if it is within the
length specified by min and/or max.
EXAMPLE 1
L
Assuming a value of ABCDEF, returns the value 6.
EXAMPLE 2
L4
If JBCEMULATE is set to ROS, L4 is translated as return the value if its length is less
than or equal to 4  the equivalent of L0,4. Assuming a value of ABCDEF, L4 will return
null  the value is longer than 4 characters.
If JBCEMULATE is not set to ROS, L4 is translated as return the value if its length is
exactly equal to 4  the equivalent of L4,4. Assuming a value of ABCDEF, L4 will return null  the value is longer than 4 characters.
EXAMPLE 3
L4,7
L4,7 is translated as return the value if its length is greater than or equal to 4 and
less than or equal to 7. Assuming a value of ABCDEF, L4,7 will return ABCDEF.
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