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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:22 am    Post subject: Non displayable data(PD) in spool
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Hi,

I need the code to display non displayable data(packed decimal)
in spool.

I just remember that we can use COBOL for this by moving the PD data to another variable and applying some editing formats; not in touch with the exact code, please help!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:30 am    Post subject:
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By spool, do you mean SDSF or IOF? If SDSF, look up the SET HEX ON command. F1 is your friend.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:37 am    Post subject:
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I mean SDSF, i'll check for HEX ON command but still i would like to know the COBOL code for it, i know there is some way of conversion and then we can display it in spool..

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:38 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

If you want to see packed data you might simply DISPLAY the packed fields. . .
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:52 am    Post subject:
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but then it might not give me the exact value
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:56 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

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but then it might not give me the exact value

Huh? Of course it will give you the exact value. . .

How might something other than the exact value be shown?
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Meenakshi,
Don't you have access to a mainframe so you can test the suggestions you've gotten so far?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:36 pm    Post subject:
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Suggest you search on keyword "display" on "Mainframe COBOL" part of the forum, you'll get enough working examples around.
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