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Value of S9(9) variable on moving spaces??

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:58 am    Post subject: Value of S9(9) variable on moving spaces??
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I have a variable ABC of format PIC S9(9)

On moving spaces into ABC, getting the result is 0.

MOVE SPACES TO ABC.
DISPLAY ABC.

Result: 0

What is the reason for this??

Please explain?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:28 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

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What is the reason for this??
Because the designers made it work this way. . .

Even though it "works this way", it should be unacceptable to move spaces to a numeric-defined field. It is a very poor programming practice.
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