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Reading edited numeric from file in a COBOL pgm

 
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ParagChouguley

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reading edited numeric from file in a COBOL pgm
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Hi ALL,
My Flat file contains data as follows.

125.00+
466.00-
333.00-
555.00+

Sign is displayed as a last byte and decimal is displayed as last but 4th byte.
How do I read and use this for calculation in an COBOL pgm ?
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William Thompson

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:59 pm    Post subject:
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The intrinsic function NUMVAL will give you what you need.
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