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convert packed decimal into signed digit

 
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j_rymbei

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:29 am    Post subject: convert packed decimal into signed digit
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Hi,
How to convert a signed packed decimal into signed digit. Say if the packed decimal value is negative I want to see the output showing minus
sign at the begining of the number.

Thanks,
Jwell
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:31 am    Post subject:
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You didn't give any details so it's hard to be specific. Let's assume you have a 3-byte PD field in positions 21-23 that you want to display. You could use a DFSORT job like this:

Code:

//S1    EXEC  PGM=ICEMAN
//SYSOUT    DD  SYSOUT=*
//SORTIN DD DSN=...  input file
//SORTOUT DD SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD    *
  OPTION COPY
  INREC FIELDS=(21,3,PD,M26)
/*


SORTOUT might have:

Code:

-12345 
+00001 
-00001


If you want the output in a different form, you could use a different edit mask.

If you're not familiar with DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL, I'd suggest reading through "z/OS DFSORT: Getting Started". It's an excellent tutorial, with lots of examples, that will show you how to use DFSORT, DFSORT's ICETOOL and DFSORT Symbols. You can access it online, along with all of the other DFSORT books, from:

www.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/software/sort/mvs/srtmpub.html
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