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string handling

The abilty to manipulate alphanumeric data (names, addresses, text, etc.). Typical functions include the ability to handle arrays of strings, to left and right align and center strings and to search for an occurrence of text within a string. See string.
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Runtime library functions include: character handling, mathematical functions, non-local jumps, formatted serial input/output, string handling and memory management.
Report product code line will be updated to support advanced international string handling, based upon the industry character representation standard, Unicode.
0 features a new object data access layer, a new software developer's kit (SDK) for accessing proprietary business objects, new portable and interactive report formats, and support for Unicode string handling to enable global deployments.