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Suppose you have a packed decimal field with Picture Clause

 
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subramanianup
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:27 pm    Post subject: Suppose you have a packed decimal field with Picture Clause
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Suppose you have a packed decimal field with Picture Clause of s9(20) comp-3. How do you retrieve the 3rd and 4th value using Cobol, Sort(JCL) ?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:19 am    Post subject: Re: Suppose you have a packed decimal field with Picture Cla
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subramanianup,

Please explain exactly what you expect as a result.

i.e. if the value in the PIC S9(20) is -12345678901234567890 do you want, as a result 34 (positive) or -34 (negative) . If the value is 00000000009876543210 do you want 00 or 76 ?

Please specify, it will make a difference in how the data is gathered.

Dave
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