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Query related to Picture Clause of Cobol

 
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rero123

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: Query related to Picture Clause of Cobol
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Hi,

Can someone clarify what does below picture clause mean in Cobol?

PIC -(8)9
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:55 pm    Post subject:
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How about reading the fine manual?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:08 pm    Post subject:
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It will store max 8 digit numeric value.

if value is negative then '-' sign will get display.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject:
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Hello an welcome to the forum,

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Can someone clarify what does below picture clause mean in Cobol
For questions that are very easily tried on your system, i'd suggest you run a small test.

If the result is confusing, start a topic here and post what you coded and the result and your question about this.

As mentioned, the reference manuals are available via the "IBM Manuals" link.
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