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Converting X(16) data to X(9) data

 
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vero123

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:54 pm    Post subject: Converting X(16) data to X(9) data
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Hi,

I have to convert 16-digit number which is in the form of X(16) data into packed X(9) data. Could any body let me know how to go about it.

Thanks in advance,
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priya

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:31 pm    Post subject:
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I could't get into your question.
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mmwife

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:25 am    Post subject:
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I'm guessing you want to somehow store the value of a 16 digit number in 9 bytes of data.

Since is's 9 bytes and not 8, that eliminates conversion to binary (COMP).
That leaves conversion to packed decimal (COMP-3).
Code:

01  16-byte-x-fld    pic   x(016).
01  16-byte-9-fld    redefines
    16-byte-x-fld    pic S9(016).

01  9-byte-pd-fld    pic S9(016) comp-3.


move 16-byte-9-fld to 9-byte-pd-fld
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:59 am    Post subject:
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Hi Jack,
I think,you missed to specify the usage as COMP-3 for 9-byte-pd-fld in your code.
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Sridevi.
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mmwife

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:43 am    Post subject:
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Good catch Sridevi. I made the correction.

Thanx and
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