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where exactly we use LOW-VALUES.(FIGARATIVE const)

 
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ravikumarreddy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:28 pm    Post subject: where exactly we use LOW-VALUES.(FIGARATIVE const)
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HI,

here i need inf where we exactly use LOW-VALUES(FIGARATIVE CONST) concept.
and also where exactly REDIFINES we use.
where exactly we use INDEX?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:34 pm    Post subject: Re: where exactly we use LOW-VALUES.(FIGARATIVE const)
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1.If u want to move zeros in numeric identifiers , spaces in alphanumeric identifiers and group identifier otherwise u can use initialize.

2.If u want to share the same memory location and corresponding values u can use redefine.

3.First u should declare the usage is Index(like that) and it points to address of the table's subscript. We can change the value of index using SET...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:45 pm    Post subject:
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Hi


Little Correction for 3rd Answer

While using Index, you are not supposed to Declare it.It is internally
declared.


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Vamshi
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:28 pm    Post subject:
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A further correction to 3:

It is declared in the table declaration itself and it contains the offset into the table of the entry being referenced in the PD stmt.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:42 pm    Post subject: Low-values
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LOW-VALUES moves hex '00' to everybyte, conversely HIGH-VALUES moves hex'FF' . It does not make numerics equal to zeros, hex'F0' or alphanumerics equal to spaces , hex '40' , although it might look that way on some displays because LOW-VALUES is non printable, same with HIGH-VALUES. So on some displays it looks like spaces but its not. Back in the day of 1/2 meg mainframes, it was important to move LOW-VALUES to everything because the CPU would compress them in storage and thus save memory bytes. Now a days you use it mainly for key manipulation, ie move LOW-VALUES to a key and do a start not less than and a read next and you will get the first record. Conversely move HIGH-VALUES to a key do a start not greater than and a read backward and you get the last record. You can also move LOW-VALUES to the 01 level of a table initially, then index thru until you hit LOW-VALUES and you know your done, stuff like that.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:29 am    Post subject:
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HI,

Can you please provide me the documents related to LOW-VALUES & HIGH-VALUES.

Thanks,
Krishna.
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