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char() Function

Function

char( number )

Converts a number into its Unicode character equivalent.

See also: unicode.org

Parameters

Keyword Type Description

number

Number

The Unicode decimal value of the character to return.

Returns

Text

Examples

Converting Unicode numbers to characters

1
char(65)

Returns A.

Transforming characters by an offset

1
char(code("ABC") + 4)

Returns { "E", "F", "G" }.

Using control characters in text

1
2
3
4
a!textField(
  readOnly: true,
  value: "Above" & char(10) & char(10) & "below"
)

Returns a text component including newline characters between Above and below.

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Compatible
Offline Mobile Compatible
Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Compatible

Can be used to create a custom record field that only evaluates at sync time.

Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Compatible
Process Events Compatible
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char() Function

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