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Do sort field needs actual field length or packed decimal

 
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subarna roy

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:34 pm    Post subject: Do sort field needs actual field length or packed decimal
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Hi

I need to sort a GDG file . The sorting field is a packed decimal one.
The actual field length is 10 without sign. and the it's occupying a length of 6 as packed decimal. So Do i need to sort it on actual field length or packed decimal length.

Please help me.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:34 pm    Post subject:
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Bytes it is occupying.
In your case its 6. (as per your info)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

And you need to specify packed-decimal in the sort control statement - (bgn,6,PD,A). CH would sort, but the result might be incorrect.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:18 pm    Post subject:
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And the fact that it is a GDG is irrelevant.
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