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Raghu navaikulam

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:51 pm
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Hi all,

I have a variable defined in the following form.

77 VAR1 PIC ABAB(8).

And moving a value of 'PITFALL' to VAR1.

At display it shows only "P I".
But the storage allocated is 11 bytes.

How the length is calculated by compiler?

Your comments are expected.

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Raghu
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:30 pm
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Your picture-string contains two characters, separated by a blank, and followed by eight blanks. That adds up to 11 bytes.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:51 am
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Thanks for your quick replay.
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