Chr – XpressDox

This function can be used to return a character based on its numeric (Unicode) value.

Command structure:



Examples of usage:

This will insert a carriage return.


Some further examples:

  • Format an address block in the questionnaire:
    Chr will probably only be used in the context of building up a string where the character can’t be typed directly.
    One such application is the building of a set of address lines into a block which can be displayed using the InsertFormattedText command.


  • The command below assumes that values have been captured into AddressLine1 and AddressLine2, and the concat will join the two together, separated by a carriage-return character Chr(13). The concat is executed when the focus in the interview leaves the field for capturing AddressLine2 (see the OnExitSet article for an explanation of that command)


Related Articles:

Use chr to make an apostrophe

Capture a multi-line address in one field

The OnexitSet and OnEnterSet commands