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Shaheen Kalokhe

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:06 pm    Post subject: Use of P symbol in Picture Clause
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Please explain with some examples the use of P symbol in Picture Clause
I went through the manuals but did not understand it well


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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:29 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Post what you found in the manual that is not clear and your doubt about this.

Someone will be able to clarify.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:30 pm    Post subject:
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P This is used as a Numeric place holder.

It does not use any actual storage space; used to change precision, e.g. 99PPP will hold values in amounts of even 1,000 from zero to 99,000 without actually storing anything for the three lowest order positions; can also be used to represent positions after the decimal, e.g. PP9 will hold values in amounts in even thousandths, from 0 to .009 without actually storing anything for the two highest order positions.

Hope this clarifies your doubt.
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