’s values (as a decimal string if appropriate) without loss of information.
The value returned by this routine is equal to the default number of characters allocated to each element whenever a primitive object is mapped using an access type of “_CHAR” (i.e. without specifying the length to be used explicitly).
If this routine is called with STATUS set, then a value of 1 will be returned for the CLEN argument, although no further processing will occur. The same value will also be returned if the routine should fail for any reason.