As long as your numeric value is not negative and has no decimal positions, you 
can move the value into a *CHAR 6 field and pass that into the COBOL program; 
zoned decimal is practically a character representation of a numeric value 
anyway. Be aware that _any_ need for negative numbers or for decimal fractions 
may take significant effort to implement as zoned decimal in CL if you cannot 
change the COBOL program. Otherwise, it's trivial.

Tom Liotta

cobol400-l-request@midrange.com wrote:

>   1. Parameter passing from CLP to COBOL/400 program
>       (Senkathiravan Athiappan)
>Hallo -
>We need to pass a parameter from CLP to COBOL.
>The entry parameter in COBOL is of attribute- length 6 and type Zoned.
>I have the limitation of not doing any change to the Cobol program.
>How should, I pass the Zoned field of length 6 from the CLP when I call
>the cobol program???
>Pls., explain.

Tom Liotta
The PowerTech Group, Inc.
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Kent, WA 98032
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