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This is documentation for Caché & Ensemble. See the InterSystems IRIS version of this content.

For information on migrating to InterSystems IRIS, see Why Migrate to InterSystems IRIS?

Operating System

Obtain information about the operating system.

Available Tools

Includes the following class methods:

  • GetOS()

  • GetPlatform()

  • Is64Bits()

  • IsBigEndian()

  • IsUnicode()

  • And others

Availability: All namespaces.


The special variable $SYSTEM is bound to the %SYSTEM package. This means that (for ObjectScript) instead of ##class(%SYSTEM.class).method(), you can use $SYSTEM.class.method().