Glenn, paste a screen shot of the DSPPFM like I mentioned in the previous post and identify the column positions in the record where you are expecting numeric data that need to be output into a packed field. Is the query supposed to do anything other than copy the input file to the output file? Any selection, sorting, or other derived fields? If you know, it may be useful to tell us *how* the file made it onto the AS/400, and the format it was in at its source, i.e., .txt, .csv, .xls, etc. If it was .txt or .dat, for example, do you know if it was fixed length? db > -----Original Message----- > From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx / Glenn Thompson > Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 4:33 PM > > I'm as newbie as it gets. > > The packed field is in the target file not the uploaded file. It shows > that I have 1 packed field in the target file. The message on the type > mismatch did not give any specicif info.
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