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saigiridhar_s

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:50 pm    Post subject: About Zoned Decimal Data items
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Hi,
Can anyone tell me what is meant by ZD and where it is used and if possible a sample code. Thanks in Advance.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:31 pm    Post subject:
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hi,
ZD specifies a method of encoding decimal numbers in which each digit requires one byte of storage. The last byte contains the number's sign as well as the last digit. Zoned decimal data produces a printable representation.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:35 pm    Post subject: Re: About Zoned Decimal Data items
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Hi,

In COBOL terms it's a PIC 9 display field.
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