I have a problem statement. I am trying to dump decimal float fields (field not defined in COBOL but in C) from M/F to some other PS file but they are displaying as junk characters. The way these fields are stored in prduction VSAM files, they can be converted to date timestamp using a formula = (((A1/60)/60)/24)+DATE(1970,1,1)+(-5/24)
Joined: 03 Oct 2009 Posts: 1786 Location: Bloomington, IL
This was a really bad idea, not only because, as Dr. Sorichetti says, storing a date as a floating-point is itself a bad idea due to rounding issues, but because different platforms may store floating-point numbers differently.
I don't think that *Sort (and of course you're talking about *Sort, not JCL) can do this kind of calculation; you'll probably have to write a programette.