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help with MUL in SORT

 
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umanaga

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: help with MUL in SORT
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I have a sample as below

cols 3-10 are 9(8) here
Code:

TX00000002Ricob
NE00000019Albert Jame


i want to convert to 9(6)V99
Code:

TX00000200Ricob
NE00001900Albert Jame


tried wth
Code:
SORT FIELDS=COPY
OUTREC OVERLAY=(3:3,8,ZD,MUL,+100,TO=ZD)


gettting o/p as
Code:

TX0000000000000200Ricob
NE0000000000001900Albert Jame


any help to replace original field itself..
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply to: help with MUL in SORT
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If you look in the manual, you'll find there is a default length for things.

If you don't want to use the default length (and even if you do), specify the length you want ie "LENGTH=n" or use an EDIT mask of an appropriate size and specification (for "display" output).
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject:
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thanks, using LENGTH in OVERLAY is working
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