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Comparing UTF-8 data

You can compare UTF-8 data, that is, UTF-8 literals and data items that have USAGE UTF-8, explicitly or implicitly with other kinds of data in relation conditions.

You can code conditional expressions that use UTF-8 data in the following statements:

  • EVALUATE
  • IF
  • PERFORM
  • SEARCH

For full details about comparing UTF-8 data items to other data items, see the Related references.

Related references  
Relation conditions (Enterprise COBOL for z/OS® Language Reference)  
General relation conditions (Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Language Reference)  
National comparisons (Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Language Reference)  
Group comparisons (Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Language Reference)

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