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Moving Packed decimal to numeric and getting Garbage value

 
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paramita.barman

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:54 pm    Post subject: Moving Packed decimal to numeric and getting Garbage value
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Hi all,

I have 3 packed decimal fields.I am doing a computation among the 1st 2 and storing it in the 3rd field(R).
The result(Suppose R) of the computation is producing some negative results.
Then I am moving the value of the result field to a field of an output file whose data type is numeric(Suppose F), as follows,

F=R

But in place of 'MINUS SIGN' of result(R), I am getting 'GARBAGE VALUE' in my file.

Could anyone tell me why it is happening and what should I do to rectify it?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:19 pm    Post subject:
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What is the picture of the output field?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Moving Packed decimal to numeric and getting Garbage val
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@ William

Its PIC clause is Numeric(N).
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What language?
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Easytrieve.
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Though 'N' is zoned decimal, the last digit is still carrying the sign. You need to define F with a mask that provides for the sign like
F W 7 N MASK('ZZ,ZZ9-')
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