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Amsar

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:13 pm
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Hi,

I want the leading sign for the vaiable A along with $ sign.

i have declared vaiable as below .
A PIC -$Z,ZZZ,ZZZ,ZZZ,ZZ9.99.

But value for this vaiable i am getting after excecution is
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-$              962.33
. i want the value like this -$962.33.

How to achive this in cobol?

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Amol
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:52 pm
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What did you read in the manual?

Hint: there are three floating insertion symbols for COBOL PICTURE clauses -- currency symbol, +, and -. You can use only one of them as a floating symbol. So how could you get the other floating symbol in the right place?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:00 pm
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Amol,
why can't you use a trailing sign?
that could be implemented by changing the edit-mask.

otherwise, you are forced to find the position prior to the '$' and refmod to it.

and, in todays ecomomy, 13 to the left of the decimal isn't very big.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:24 pm
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Hi Dick,

This variable i am writing in Excel in HTML format but because of trailing sign value of variable is written as left justified to the column.

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otherwise, you are forced to find the position prior to the '$' and refmod to it.


I have not undustood your 2 point. Could you be more clear?

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Amol
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:39 pm
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Look up reference modification in the COBOL Language Reference manual, the link to which is at the top of the page.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:48 pm
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After determining the character position of the '$' within your edit-mask (pos-of-dollar-sign)
(you will have to redefine your edit-mask as PIC x(22))
and then use reference modification to move the sign (1st char of edit mask) to position before the '$')
MOVE EDIT-MASK-REDEFINED(1:1) TO EDIT-MASK-REDEFINED(POS-OF-DOLLAR-SIGN - 1:1)
and then MOVE SPACE TO EDIT-MASK-REDEFINED(1:1)
Reference Modification examples
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:19 pm
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Thanks Dick this is a Good Idea!!! icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:12 pm
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Amsar,

you realize your contents will be right justified:
Code:

1234+678901234+       <<<char position within variable
       -$999.99

or do you want it

1234+678901234+       <<<char position within variable
-$999.99

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Amsar

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:16 pm
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Dick,

I want it like this.

Code:
1234+678901234+       <<<char position within variable
-$999.99
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:50 am
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one way to do it:
Code:

you will need to populate the following variables:

ws-len-of-edit-mask pic s9(4) binary <<< with length of edit mask
ws-len-of-move   pic s9(4) binary    <<< calculated, see below
ws-pos-of-dol-sign pic s9(4) binary  <<< calculated, a little chore for you Amsar
ws-sub-1   pic s9(4) binary.
ws-sub-2   pic s9(4) binary.

AFTER MOVE OF AMOUNT FIELD TO EDIT MASK:

compute ws-pos-of-dol-sign = Amsar super code end-compute
compute ws-len-of-move = ws-len-of-edit-mask - ws-pos-of-dol-sign + 1 end-compute
compute ws-sub-1 = 2 end-compute
compute ws-sub-2 = ws-len-of-move end-compute
move edit-mask-redef(ws-pos-of-dol-sign:ws-sub-2) to edit-mask-redef(ws-sub-1:ws-sub-2)

compute ws-sub-1 = ws-len-of-move + 2 end-compute
compute ws-sub-2 = ws-len-of-edit-mask - ws-sub-1 + 1 end-compute
move spaces to edit-mask-redef(ws-sub-1:ws-sub-2)



you could of course use literals where ws-sub-1 or ws-sub-2 has been previously set to a literal,
or where ws-sub-1 or ws-sub-2 has been set to one of the calculated variables.

AND OF COURSE: This has not been tested..........
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:01 pm
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Hi

Just like Z is used for leading zero suppression , what should eb used for leading space suppression.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:29 pm
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Ambili S,

tagging a new question to an old topic is not very wise, especially since the old was apples and yours is oranges.
you should start your own topic.

and when you do create a new topic, add to your question a fuller explanation of what you mean.

Space suppression?
numeric edit masks replace leading zeroes with spaces.

what would you have replace the spaces?

do you mean left-justified?
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