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UNPACKing the COBOL packed numeric data.

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:36 am    Post subject: UNPACKing the COBOL packed numeric data.
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Hello,

Assume some input record contains all packed numeric data. I would like to unpack the digits for reporting purpose. I know ASSEMBLER has unpack instruction. Is there some way one can do this in Enterprise COBOL...?

Thanks for help.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:14 pm    Post subject:
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Simply move COMP-3 to DISPLAY item before creating the report. it will work.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:57 am    Post subject:
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If you're going to print the field it makes more sense to move it to the ediited field in the report line. The edited field could look something like

PIC ----9.99

If you moved a negative 123.45 to it, it would print as -123.45. If you moved a positive 6.54 to it, it would print as bbb6.54, where the "b"s are spaces.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:31 pm    Post subject: UNPACKing the COBOL packed numeric data.
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Hi Priya,

I am sorry, I did not get that. Did you mean that I need to move packed numbers directly into a variable of type 9.

E.g. Say, input is 2 byte comp-3. Should I move this into 9(4) variable of a report layout...? I dont think, that works.

Let me know, if I understood it wrong. Thanks for your help.
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