# Convert alphanumeric to numeric value

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gayathiridevi

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 Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:22 am Hi , Can anyone please help me out to convetr a alphanumeric value to numeric value in Cobol: EG: --- Input value A=2.0000004568 ---> Declaration of this value is X(18) . Need: ----- I want to do an arithmetic calculation on input A, but this value is an alphanumeric so i am not able to do this .I have tried to move this value in the numeric variable ,and i did calculation and i got the SOC error.Any please help me out on this issue. Thanks, Gayathiri
Bill Woodger

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 Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:34 am Is that single example representative of all your data?
Robert Sample

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 Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:06 pm You really, really, REALLY need to learn how to post a question: 1. Does all your data have a decimal point? 2. Is the decimal point always the second character of the X(18) variable? 3. If the answer to (1) and (2) is yes, you could simply use REDEFINES to use a numeric edited PIC for the data. If the answer to either is no, you could use intrinsic FUNCTION NUMVAL which is described in the COBOL Language Reference manual (link at the top o f this page). 4. There is no such thing as "S0C" (sic) error. You could have gotten an S0C1 (operation) or S0C4 (storage protection) or S0C7 (data) exception (among others), but not ever a "S0C" without the last digit.
Gary McDowell

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Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:52 pm

 Quote: I have tried to move this value in the numeric variable…
What is your PICture clause for "numeric variable"?

 Quote: and i did calculation…
Can you show us the code for your calculation?

 Quote: i got the SOC error…
What S0C error did you get?
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