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Version: 8.1

ordinal

New in 8.1.8

This function is used by Ignition's Expression language.

Description

Takes a Unicode character (as a string), and returns the corresponding character code, as an integer.

note

This function can work for ASCII conversions as well, since Unicode and ASCII character codes match for all ASCII characters.

Syntax

ordinal(string)

  • Parameters

    • String string - A string containing a single Unicode character. If the string does not contain exactly one character, an ExpressionEval error is thrown.
  • Results

    • Integer - The character code associated with the Unicode character.

Examples

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ordinal("a") //Returns 97.
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ordinal("AA") //Returns Error_ExpressionEval.
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ordinal("ñ") //Returns 241