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abhay pratap singh

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:23 am    Post subject: Problem with S9(18) Comp field
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I have defined a field with S9(18) Comp field in which data is stored as X'01B69B4BA630F34E' which in decimal has value 123,456,789,012,345,678 but when I am doing a edited display using edit pattern BZZZZ,ZZZ,ZZZ,ZZZ,ZZZ,ZZZ its truncating 2 rightmost bytes and displaying 1,234,567,890,123,456.

Am I doing something wrong here? Please help me in this.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:40 am    Post subject:
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Can you paste the code and its output using code tags??
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Problem with S9(18) Comp field
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did You try with ARITH(EXTENDED) ?
when working with borderline values it is better to be safe than sorry
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Problem with S9(18) Comp field
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enrico, it is even over the border.

abhay pratap singh,

You have specified 19 digit positions in your edited field. To do that you should compile with ARITH(EXTEND). However, if that was a mistake, chop the leading Z entirely or make it into a second B.
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