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avaneendra_linga

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:32 pm    Post subject: How to display COBOL Signed Var in REXX
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hi ,

IS THERE ANY COMMAND TO CONVERT SIGN FIELD IN COBOL INTO DISPLAYABLE VALUE IN REXX.?

MY FIELD IS S9(07) ...........
IN MY FILE IS VALUE IS LIKE 00000J
AND MY ACTUAL VALUE IS -1

...SO I NEED IN REXX LIKE -1 ....

THX IN ADVANCE...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:22 pm    Post subject:
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First, please use Proper case, not UPPER CASE.

How are you going to read the COBOL field from REXX? Are you going to read the data directly from REXX?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:28 pm    Post subject:
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Hey sorry ofer71...

Yeah regardng problem.....i am readng a file in rexx ,in that one of the field is S9(04)...When i read that it is not coming in displayable format .

how to convert that into displayable field?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:52 pm    Post subject: Re: How to display COBOL Signed Var in REXX
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I got this off the internet. If z is the variable containing the Zoned Decimal number, then:

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z = (2 * DATATYPE(z,'W') - 1)
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