I am not getting the why the edited decimal is not showing in 3.4!!
However, I am using a below sort card which is giving a SOC7 abend...because of the sign may be. I have an idea of splitting the file into two by their signs...sum them up...then match them by (1,3,CH,A) and get the correct resultant sum. Is this approach fine or there is some other way out??
Joined: 06 Jun 2008 Posts: 8214 Location: Dubuque, Iowa, USA
The V in a PICTURE clause in COBOL means implied decimal point. "Implied decimal point" means there is no actual decimal point -- but COBOL will process the data as if there were a decimal point there.
You don't see the decimal point in the file because it is not there -- it is implied only. File Aid will use an actual decimal point when displaying data with an implied decimal point.
Joined: 23 Nov 2006 Posts: 19270 Location: Inside the Matrix
Could you please give me the link or let me know which documentation.
There is plenty of information in the Syncsort Programmer's Guide (i'm looking at the 1.3 release).
There are also some topics in our forum. You might search the JCL part of the forum looking for examples of what you want to do. I suggest the JCL part of the forum because this is where Syncsort topics are posted.