LTrim function

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Returns the specified character expression without any blank spaces placed at the beginning of the expression. 

Syntax

LTrim(Character-expresssion)

Where:
Character-expression
    Is the character expression from which you want to trim blanks.

Type returned:
Character

Scope

Objects:  Procedure, Transaction, Web Panel

Description

This function is especially useful for removing the blanks inserted when you use Str() function to convert a numeric value into a character string.

Note: In Cobol for iSeries the character expression can be up to 256 bytes long.

Sample

&Var = LTrim('   H e l l o')        // Result of &Var: “H e l l o”

See Also

Trim function
RTrim function
Trim method
TrimEnd method