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Amit Suri

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:50 am    Post subject: Moving Alphanumeric Date to A Numeric Variable
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Hi All

I have an input alphanumeric value field of PIC X(10). eg 9999-12-31
The receiving variable in the code is a Numeric one with PIC 9(8)

Can anyone please suggest me the appropriate code that can be written in
VS-COBOL II to achieve this , i have tried moving with "Corresponding"
Clause and that resulted in S0C-7

The movement of the fields should result in 99991231
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:57 am    Post subject:
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Research the REDEFINES clause:


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Terry Heinze

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:58 am    Post subject:
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What is the exact definition of the fields involved and the exact code you wrote? Please cut and paste, don't key it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply to: Moving Alphanumeric Date to A Numeric Variable
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Yes, you suggested reference modification so why can't this be used? Is your version of COBOL at a minimum of VS/COBOL II? There wasn't any reference modification as part of OS/VS COBOL.

Code:

03  WS-EDITED-DATE  PIC  X(10) VALUE '9999-12-31'.
03  WS-NUMERIC-DATE PIC  9(08).

MOVE WS-EDITED-DATE (1:) TO WS-NUMERIC-DATE (1:4).
MOVE WS-EDITED-DATE (6:) TO WS-NUMERIC-DATE (5:2).
MOVE WS-EDITED-DATE (9:) TO WS-NUMERIC-DATE (7:).
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:54 am    Post subject:
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MOVE CORRESPONDING should work just fine if you use the redefines that mtaylor suggested.
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