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arunswap

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:23 am    Post subject: moving a variable to a host variable
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I have a variable with picture clause of X(4).
I want it to be moved to a host variable with picture clause of pic s9(9) comp.

is it possible
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:58 pm    Post subject:
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The easiest way is to define the variable as a group field:
Instead of:
Code:
03  MY-VAR  PIC X(4).

Define:
Code:
03  MY-VAR.
    05  MY-VAR-9 PIC 9(4).

Like this, MY-VAR stays the same (alpha field, length 4), and you can use MY-VAR-9 to move it to any comp or comp-3 field.
Don't forget to ask IF MY-VAR IS NUMERIC before!
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