A Symbol is an atomic, immutable collection of UTF-8 characters. It is used for fast comparisons and indexing into Index or Type collections.

Class Methods (see Type)

The parameter (required) is converted to a symbol. If the parameter is not a Text or Symbol, the .Text method is used to convert the parameter to a Text value first. If that conversion fails, 'null' will be returned instead of a symbol.

Instance Methods

Returns 0 if exactly equal, otherwise returns 'null'.
Converts the symbol to a Text value with the same characters.