TCU - Unicode Trailing Characters

With this session parameter, you can specify trailing characters that are to be displayed immediately to the right of a field output with a DISPLAY statement. The width of the output column is enlarged accordingly.

Possible settings any character Up to 10 characters may be specified. 
Default setting none  
Specification within session yes  
Applicable statements FORMAT Parameter may be specified dynamically with the FORMAT statement.
DISPLAY Parameter may be specified at statement level and/or at element level.
Applicable command none  


  1. Trailing characters may optionally be specified enclosed within apostrophes, in which case any characters can be specified. Any character string specified which contains a closing parenthesis or a quotation mark must be enclosed within apostrophes.
  2. The session parameter TCU is identical to the session parameter TC. The difference is that the trailing characters are always stored in Unicode format. This allows you to specify trailing characters with mixed characters from different code pages, and assures that always the correct character is displayed independent of the installed system code page.

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