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nivedita.mukherjee16

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: Difference in values with HEX ON option
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Hi All,

I have a very basic question.
When we do a HEX ON to view packed decimal in a file what is difference between

Code:
0276
069D


and

Code:
0276
069C


Thanks,
Nivi
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:33 pm    Post subject:
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Have you googled packed decimal, I did and found the answer very quickly
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Difference in values with HEX ON option
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53592. That should help, actually.

How is this to do with SMS & VSAM?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:06 pm    Post subject:
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The last nibble indicates the sign. C represents a plus sign. D represents a negative sign.
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