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Need to convert S9(5)V9(4) value to signed value in sort

 
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sangeethaji

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 11:36 am    Post subject: Need to convert S9(5)V9(4) value to signed value in sort
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Hi Friends,

A cobol program writes a file in which a field's pic is S9(5)V9(4).
So the file has value like 00021945{. I want to convert this using sort so that the sign of the field comes seperately like 000219455-.
I can't change the program. I need to do this in sort.

thanks for all ur help in advance
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sangeethaji

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 12:43 pm    Post subject:
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Hi all,

Found the answer myself.
using outfil outrec with edit and sign field will solve this problem

OUTFIL OUTREC=(1:1,9,ZD,EDIT=(STTTTTTTTT),SIGNS=(+,-,,))
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 8:53 pm    Post subject:
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So the file has value like 00021945{. I want to convert this using sort so that the sign of the field comes seperately like 000219455-.



Quote:
EDIT=(STTTTTTTTT),SIGNS=(+,-,,)


I'm glad you figured it out yourself. But just for clarification so other people aren't confused:

These two statements don't match up. The first one says you want a trailing sign, but the edit mask you show is for a leading sign. If you really want a trailing sign, then the edit mask would be:

Code:

EDIT=(TTTTTTTTTS),SIGNS=(,,+,-)
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