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How to convert hex to Displayable format using SORT


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Log Thangavel

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:33 am
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Hi,

Can someone help me to covert hex format to displayable format using SORT

The value stored in Input file as X'8900'

80
90

I want this to be printed in output file as 8900. But when I tried to convert using the below card it coming as '0890'

20,2,PD,TO=ZDF,LENGTH=4 (The value start from position 20 in input file)


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Arun Raj

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:08 am
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Did you try the 'HEX' operator?
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Log Thangavel

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:22 am
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Yes, Tried 20,2,HEX,TO=ZD,LENGTH=4

it throwed an syntax error.

20,2,HEX,TO=ZD,LENGTH=4
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Any other options?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:31 am
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But when I give the below card

20,2,PD,ZD

I was able to see the output file with value

89
FF04
8900

But it just show only 2 bytes and remaining 2 bytes is spaces. With hex on in file I can see the values '8400'.. But not sure why the last 2 bytes comes as spaces icon_sad.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:08 pm
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Any help is highly appreciated..Thanks
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Joerg.Findeisen

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:54 pm
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See Data types first, then do what Arun has suggested.

Code:
BUILD=(1,2,TRAN=HEX)


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Arun Raj

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:39 pm
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HEX has nothing to do with PD or ZD, it just translates the input binary value to its equivalent hexadecimal value.

You just need

starting-position,length,HEX

or

starting-position,length,TRAN=HEX as Joerg mentioned.
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Log Thangavel

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:26 pm
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Hi,
The data was stored through this move statement

Move X’8900’ to file

So when I see on file aid it show same as x’8900’. So in this case which function would convert hex to ZD. I tried HEX function and it gives syntax error
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Arun Raj

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:12 pm
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Quote:
I tried HEX function and it gives syntax error
The correct syntax is shown in previous posts.
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Joerg.Findeisen

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:50 pm
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Log Thangavel wrote:
Hi,
The data was stored through this move statement

Move X’8900’ to file

So when I see on file aid it show same as x’8900’. So in this case which function would convert hex to ZD. I tried HEX function and it gives syntax error


Whatever is moved from here to there or where you see it doesn't matter. You have to deal always with the following to achieve what you want:

Input -> some Magic -> Output

The Magic part is why you are here, try for yourself to find solutions first. Look at your data, see patterns you can work with, try solutions as we do. Help others with what you have done.
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Log Thangavel

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:19 pm
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Yay..it worked.. thanks everyone for the suggestion and input.

I tried the Tran function in outrec with our specifying the input format ,like

Outrec fields= (20,2,Tran=Hex)[/list]
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:07 pm
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As said, you only converting binary values here. Nothing else. Glad it works Ok now for you.
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