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Anbutheone

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:45 pm    Post subject: SAS Equivalent for COBOL datatype COMP
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Hi,

I am trying to read a file which created using cobol.

One field is defined as S9(4) COMP.

I tried reading it using PD2. in SAS but it is saying invalid datatype.

PLease can anyone tell mw what is correct data type for this?

Thanks in Advance,
Anbu
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:03 pm    Post subject:
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PIB2. ?
or IB2.

edited to consolidate two posts and reduce clutter
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply to: SAS Equivalent for COBOL datatype COMP
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I used IB2. it worked fine.

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:04 pm    Post subject:
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PD is Packed Decimal -- COBOL calls this COMP-3.
IB is Integer Binary -- COBOL calls this COMP.

If you have to read much data written by COBOL, you would vastly helped by getting on the SAS web site and understanding the various INFORMAT specifiers and how they relate to COBOL USAGE clauses.
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