Daniel showed you how to do it... but I believe what you're looking for is how to define a "function".

I write nearly all of my procedures as functions, meaning it returns a value in addition to the parameters passed.

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From: RPG400-L <rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Art Tostaine, Jr.
Sent: Wednesday, July 3, 2024 2:59 PM
To: RPG programming on the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries) <rpg400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Write a procedure to deal with a string

I want to do something like this:

dcl-s mystring char(50);
mystring = right('ABC1234');

and "right" returns a string that is 50 characters long with ABC1234 right justified. I Can code the procedure, but how do I define my dcl-proc and dcl-pi so I can send in a constant and return my value to mystring?

I've been googling and saw *CONVERT and some other things but I can't get it right.

Thanks for any help.
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