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achusarath

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:33 am    Post subject: why a data item of usage type comp donot accept values
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hi,

please tell why a data item declared as

01 A pic 9(4) comp do not accept values through accept verb.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: why a data item of usage type comp donot accept values
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Code:
DENTIFICATION DIVISION.     
  PROGRAM-ID. XYZ.             
  DATA DIVISION.               
  WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.     
  01 A PIC 9(4) COMP.         
  PROCEDURE DIVISION.         
  P1.                         
      ACCEPT A               
      DISPLAY A.             
      STOP RUN.           
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:25 pm    Post subject:
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Hi achu

It should work correctly.As far as I know there is no restriction to ACCEPT as per the datatype.What is the value you are trying to enter??Are you getting any error message?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:26 pm    Post subject: Re: why a data item of usage type comp donot accept values
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As far as I know there is no restriction to ACCEPT as per the datatype

No you can not.

ACCEPT is only capable of handling BYTE streams, not binary(COMP) data.
It is not allowed to code COMP field in ACCEPT field.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:43 pm    Post subject:
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arcvns wrote:
It should work correctly.As far as I know there is no restriction to ACCEPT as per the datatype.
You really should double check the Fine Manual prior to making such a broad statement.
"identifier-1
Can be a group item or an elementary alphabetic, alphanumeric, alphanumeric-edited, numeric-edited, external decimal, DBCS, national, or external floating-point data item."
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:01 pm    Post subject:
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Hi all

Thanks for correcting me
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