The INITIALIZE Statement

General Format

The General Format is extended by the options NCHAR and JAPANESE as additional alternatives to options such as ALPHABETIC or ALPHANUMERIC.

Syntax Rules

  1. NCHAR and JAPANESE may not be specified together or in conjunction with DBCS or NATIONAL.

General Rules

  1. Specifying the NCHAR or JAPANESE option causes data items of category NCHAR to be initialized.