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How to display comp-3 data in viewable format?

 
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mohan sundaram

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:14 pm    Post subject: How to display comp-3 data in viewable format?
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Hi
i am coding rexx program which display few fields into screen.i try to display 10 COMP-3 fields .It is not coming proper format.Could you please help me?

my fields is
AMOUNT PIC S9(07)V99 COMP-3.

CODE
SAY 'Owning retail amount ===>'C2X(SUBSTR(RRECORD.I,107,5))

OUT PUT:
Owning retail amount ===>000000400C (actuall value 4.00)
NOTE: i am not getting period .Please help me
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:17 pm    Post subject:
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Native Rexx does not, I think, provide a built-in function to do what do want. Some third-party extensions such as OpenSoftware's REXXTOOLS package do, but you may not have them installed. Basically, you must that returned string, strip off leading zeroes, interpret the sign (C = positive, D = negative, F = unsigned, treated as positive in computations), and insert the decimal point (a radix point in a fixed-point number is always implied; you have to know where goes).

If no one else comes up with a good answer in the next few hours, I'll look at it again when I get to my office.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to display comp-3 data in viewable format?
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search my posts for pack/unpack rexx examples

as far as the decimal point ...
COBOL knows because You declare things
REXX does not because it is a declareless language.

You will have to do Your own formatting for each variable! full stop
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:01 am    Post subject: Re: Reply to: How to display comp-3 data in viewable format?
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Thanks for reply.Please provide your email id ..
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Just curious - why do you need Enrico's email id to do search?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to display comp-3 data in viewable format?
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http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=57577&highlight=pack+unpack
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