[ Converted text/html to text/plain ] I changed to COMP-4 on the AS/400 and it works like a charm!!! :-)) Thanks a million!! Thanks Dennis Nel Technical Consultant: AS/400 * DNel3@oldmutual.com <mailto:Dnel3@oldmutual.com> * (021) 509-3459 * (082) 808-2687 -----Original Message----- From: Leif Svalgaard [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: 15 October 2001 06:17 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: PIC S9(9) COMP field definition. From: Nel Dennis <DNel3@OLDMUTUAL.com> > I have the following problem. We have a Cobol program running on the Mainframe > with the following COPYBOOK in the Working Storage Section; > > 07 R-CLIENT PIC S9(9) COMP. > 07 D-FROM-MTH PIC S9(4) COMP. > 07 D-FROM-DD PIC S9(2) COMP. > > We have written some code on the AS/400 which does a call via "ECS" to get > data from the Mainframe via this COPYBOOK. > > I have captured the Copybook on the AS/400 exactly the same as the COPYBOOK on > the Mainframe. BUT when I access the data it is different on the AS/400!! );- > > Should I be defining the fields differently on the AS/400? If so how? On the IBM 390 mainframe, COMP is by default binary (same as COMP-4). On the AS/400, COMP is by default packed (same as COMP-3). You have to choose among the two. If the data is coming from the mainframe, declare it as COMP-4 on the AS/400. Instead of COMP-4 and COMP-3, you can also use BINARY and PACKED, but they have to be the same on both sides. _______________________________________________ This is the COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400 (COBOL400-L) mailing list To post a message email: COBOL400-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/cobol400-l or email: COBOL400-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/cobol400-l. ===References:=== 1. mailto:Dnel3@oldmutual.com 2. mailto:email@example.com 3. http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/cobol400-l 4. http://archive.midrange.com/cobol400-l
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