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How to move a character into all bytes of a CHAR field..?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:45 am    Post subject: How to move a character into all bytes of a CHAR field..?
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Hi,

10 WS-V-LINE PIC X(80)

I want all 80 bytes to contain hyphen (-). I know there is a way to assign all bytes of a variable in the declaration itself, but i cant seem to recall it now.

Something like "MOVE ALL" or PIC x(80) VALUES '-' ALL

But this gives compiler error. Any help..? Thanks for suggestions.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:29 am    Post subject: Re: How to move a character into all bytes of a CHAR field..
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Hi,


Please try the following.

Code:
MOVE ALL '-' to var.

OR

01  var                  PIC X(80) VALUE ALL '-'.


? think, the above will work. Otherwise, please tell me your compiler details.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:33 am    Post subject: Re: How to move a character into all bytes of a CHAR field..
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Sorry, I missed one more thing.

Sometimes your compiler options may be set only to accept " instead of '.
Compiler Options
" <- QUOTE
' <- APOST


So, Try with ALL "-" too.

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Sinu
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:36 am    Post subject: Re: How to move a character into all bytes of a CHAR field..
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Thanks Sinu....

ALL '-' worked....appreciate your suggestions...
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 3:23 pm    Post subject: insert 1 character
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how i can insert a character in 200,000 record file ie, iam increasing a char from 223 to 224 . how can i do it?
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