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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:17 pm    Post subject: assigning value in Comp-3 Variable in procedure division
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Hi All,

I am declaring a variable as comp-3.
I want to pass value into that.
Suppose the value is 123456. how can I pass the value into that in the procedure division.
please let me know the answer.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: assigning value in Comp-3 Variable in procedure division
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Hi Kiran,

If a variable is declared as comp-3, such that the case given below.

01 A pic 9(05) comp-3.

This variable A uses [(5+1)/2] bytes amount of space for storing information.

If you have to store a value of 123,456 into this variable, this declaration is just sufficient.
This is because 3bytes of space means it can have a maximum value of (2^24)= 17*10^6 in it.

After all comp, binary and comp-3 values are used mathematical calculations. Since it speeds up the calculations.


With Regards,
Anil Kumar
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: assigning value in Comp-3 Variable in procedure division
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Hi
kiran_65 wrote:
I am declaring a variable as comp-3.
I want to pass value into that.
Suppose the value is 123456. how can I pass the value into that in the procedure division.
Are you refering to the MOVE verb? A simple "MOVE 123456 to variable-name" should work just fine.
Does this answer your question?

Bill
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