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How to recognize charater '-' to the sign '-'(negative)

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 12:01 pm    Post subject: How to recognize charater '-' to the sign '-'(negative)
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Hi,

In field 1, I have the character PIC X(1) VALUE '-'. In field 2, I have PIC 9(10).
Now I want to read this field 1 and 2 togetehr as a signed field.

eg. Field 1 : -
Field 2 : 4750

I want to read this as -4750 so that i can use it to SUM fields in SORT card.
If I include the field 1 & 2 for SUM FIELDS, it is not taking the character '-' as negative sign.

Please advise.

TIA,
San
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject:
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How do you have the field defined?
Have you looked at the SFF format?
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject:
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I have to look at SFF yet.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 5:17 am    Post subject:
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San,

You can use the technique described in the "Sum a number with a decimal point" Smart DFSORT Trick at:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/support/software/sort/mvs/tricks/

SFF will work for values like -4750.
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