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Junk data when moving alphabetic to numeric type

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:35 am    Post subject: Junk data when moving alphabetic to numeric type
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I have the variables declared like this.

05 WS-E PIC X(05) VALUE 'ABCDE'.
05 WS-F PIC 9(05) VALUE ZEROES.

Now i am moving WS-E TO WS-F.

But i think if we try to move alphabetic to numeric type we should get SOC7.But i tried thsi and i m getting some junk data.Can any one expalin this.

This the displayed output.

WS-E: ABCDE
WS-F: ABCD5
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply to: Basic doubt in cobol
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nag,

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But i think if we try to move alphabetic to numeric type we should get SOC7.But i tried thsi and i m getting some junk data.Can any one expalin this.



SOC7 will occur only when you do arithmetic operations on a variable with non-numeric data and not when u move alphabets to numeric field.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:49 am    Post subject:
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Nag,

This was discussed sometime back. Search the forum.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply to: Basic doubt in cobol
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nag,

Check this link.

http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=6130
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