i would like to help you.
can tell me whether you know the exact position where the numeric portion is gonna come?
in the output i want to get the numeric data separately
the u can use the move command..
MOVE WS-PAY-DATE (1:4) TO WS-YEAR1
here 1 is the starting position from the ws variable and 4 is the no of char to be moved...its similar to a substring in our java