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Data type conversion from FOCUS to COBOL

 
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Rajen

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: Data type conversion from FOCUS to COBOL
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Hi,
I searched for Focus Data type conversion in the forum but couldnot find anything useful.

I have a fields with Cobol declaration as S9(9) COMP-3 and repective FOCUS declaration as P11.0 .

While running to Focus job is there any way to convert this COMP-3 fields to display format.

Please let me know if the requirement is not clear.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:07 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

You should be able to move it to a Zoned Decimal field.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:48 am    Post subject:
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Rajen,

If you are trying to print in a Lotus file then there is no need to convert it. You may use:

Code:
ON TABLE SAVE AS <SAVE FILE NAME> FORMAT LOTUS


And if it is a PS then you can convert into alphanumeric and print

Code:
NEW_VAR /A6 = PCKOUT(OLD_VAR,6,NEW_VAR);


Dinesh
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