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Laxminarsimharao

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject: how to convert leading spaces to zeros without using Editing
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Please help me out.

I need to convert leading spaces/Low values to zeros.

Input X(8) - 999
output X(8) - 00000999

i do not want editing charecters in my cobol program.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:09 pm    Post subject:
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i do not want editing charecters in my cobol program.
What do you want to handicap yourself this way? There's nothing wrong with editing characters.

Assuming that you can have leading LOW-VALUES or you can have leading SPACES but not both, the following will work:
Code:
INSPECT OUT-VAR REPLACING LEADING LOW-VALUE BY ZERO.
INSPECT OUT-VAR REPLACING LEADING SPACE BY ZERO.

If there can be a mix of leading LOW-VALUES and SPACES, you'll have to check byte by byte using reference modification.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:15 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks Robert,

But some of the records have Trailing spaces/Low values.

how to handle this one.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:19 pm    Post subject:
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i do not want editing charecters in my cobol program.


don't know why you desire this -
other than this is a class project
and posters are to declare that there thread is based on a homework exercise,
so that we don't waste our time helping you,
thinking that there is a business reason for this unrealistic restriction.

there are no leading zeroes or spaces in your field, INPUT;
since it is alphanumeric, the data is left justified.

I would REDEFINE OUTPUT:
OUTPUT-WITH-EDIT-MASK PIC 99999999
and
COMPUTE OUTPUT-WITH-EDIT-MASK = NUMVAL(INPUT) END-COMPUTE
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:24 pm    Post subject:
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OK, first you say LEADING values, now you're saying TRAILING values. You would get much better answers if you were clear at the beginning about what you need -- you didn't mention trailing anything in your first post.

Anyway, for trailing LOW-VALUES or SPACES:
Code:
MOVE FUNCTION REVERSE (IN-VAR) TO OUT-VAR.
INSPECT OUT-VAR REPLACING LEADING LOW-VALUE BY ZERO.
INSPECT OUT-VAR REPLACING LEADING SPACE BY ZERO.
MOVE FUNCTION REVERSE (OUT-VAR) TO OUT-VAR.
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