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Amount field is getting corrupted when Using "LTOU"


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thesumitk

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:20 pm
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Hi All,

I am converting an entire file form Lower to uppercase thru below sort card

Code:
SORT FIELDS=(1,7,CH,A)             
OUTREC OVERLAY=(1:1,1600,TRAN=LTOU)



This file has many fields defined as Binary,Packed Decimal and so on .. I want to convert an alphanumeric value in the file I don't know where it appears and whether it is upper or lower.. So planned to Convert the entire file . after converting I am getting below scenario

Some Amount fields Which are defined as COMP-3 are corrupted and not displayed as ********* in file manager when mapped with copybook.

Code:
Converted Field
           #186
      PD 1035:5
    <---+----1>
    ***********  ---->  This is Display Value
          46C02      -----> These 2 lines are the HEX Value
          5791C


Before conversion

Code:
FIELD
           #186
      PD 1035:5
    <---+----1>
     4567890.12 ---->  This is Display Value
          46802    These 2 lines are the HEX Value
          5791C



Can we rectify this issue or can we check the lower case and if found then convert it to upper .

Any Help is Much Appreciated. Many Thanks in Advance.


Sumit
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:35 pm
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You should translate ONLY the fields that You know as alphabetics

translating anything else would mean to clobber binary and packed data
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sergeyken

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:35 pm
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You are not allowed to include any non-text field (e.g. not PIC X(nnn) ) into your OVERRIDE positions range.

Now you get exactly what you requested.
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:40 pm
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Well, the system did EXACTLY what you told it to do. The X'89' is a lower case I, and it got converted to an upper case I (x'C9') just as it was supposed to. The fact that the lower case I was in the middle of a packed decimal field didn't matter since you told the system to convert the entire record.

When you have binary or packed decimal fields in your record, you MUST convert each character field individually -- or you will have problems with inappropriate translations (as you have seen).
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thesumitk

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:05 pm
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Thanks all for your responses and time you spent to help me .. Much appreciated , I will try to find an alternate to complete this task perhaps easytrieve or cobol.


Thanks Again !!


Sumit
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:30 pm
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it will be boring to write the build with the input positions/lengths,

in any case for the other approaches You will have to write the <copybook> for the output

at the end not too much difference ,
probably with sort You will end writing less stuff
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