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How to read data which is having editing characters?

 
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keane

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:42 pm    Post subject: How to read data which is having editing characters?
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I want to process a value with editing characters.

For example: If I have a value $1,250,000 in the input file, then i want to convert it into 1250000 for further processing.


Please let me know your ideas to acheive the above task
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Bill O'Boyle

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: Re: How to read data which is having editing characters?
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In the applicable COBOL manual, review the concept of DEEDIT.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to read data which is having editing character
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Hi Bill,

DEEDIT isn't found in any of the COBOL manuals we have linked (IBM Manuals at the top of the page).

Could you post a link (preferable for Enterprise COBOL) to some doc?

Thanks,

d
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Craq Giegerich

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject:
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If you remove the $ you can move a numeric editted item to a numeric item. Look at the allowable moves in the COBOL Language Reference.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:25 pm    Post subject:
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BIF DEEDIT is a CICS function; if the program the O/P is working on is batch (which hasn't been specified), it can't be used.

Code:
 01  WS-DATA.
     05  WS-DATA-X              PIC X(10) VALUE '$1,250,000'.
     05  WS-DATA-NE             REDEFINES WS-DATA-X
                                PIC $$,$$$,$$9.
 77  WS-DATA-VALUE              PIC 9(07).


 PROCEDURE DIVISION.

     MOVE WS-DATA-NE             TO  WS-DATA-VALUE.
     DISPLAY WS-DATA-NE.
     DISPLAY WS-DATA-VALUE.


produces output of
Code:
 $1,250,000
 1250000
and appears to meet the requirement.
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Bill O'Boyle

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:26 am    Post subject: Re: How to read data which is having editing characters?
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In his 1993 COBOL/370 Book, Harvey Bookman discussed DEEDIT. Basically, you can move an edited-field back to a display-numeric (packed-decimal, maybe) field and perhaps, it was introduced with COBOL/370, I can't recall.

I'm on the road and the book is at home.

But, that's the gist of it.

Bill
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Terry Heinze

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:21 am    Post subject:
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What you want is the NUMVAL-C intrinsic function (see Language Reference Manual).
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