The ABS Function

The ABS function returns the absolute value of the argument.

The type of this function is according to the argument type as follows:

Argument Type Function Type
Integer Integer
Numeric Numeric

General Format

FUNCTION ABS (argument-1)


  1. Argument-1 must be class numeric.

Returned Values

  1. The returned value is as follows:
    1. When the value of argument-1 is zero or positive, (argument-1)
    2. When the value of argument-1 is negative, (-argument-1)