The RANGE Function

The RANGE function returns a value that is equal to the value of the maximum argument minus the value of the minimum argument. The type of this function depends upon the argument types as follows:
Argument Type Function Type
All arguments integer Integer
Numeric Numeric
(some arguments can be integer)  

General Format



  1. Argument-1 must be class numeric.

Returned Values

  1. The returned value is equal to the greatest value of argument-1 minus the least value of argument-1.
  2. The comparisons used to determine the greatest and least values are made according to the rules for relation conditions. See the topic Relation Condition in the chapter Procedure Division.
  3. If the value of argument-1 is numeric non-integer, results are returned in floating-point format.