>> You need to remove the leading zeros in a numeric data and display it in
a character string (basically to left align).

Since RPG provides a simple, elegant solution and is an ILE language, why
not simply write this (and any other similar routines in RPG?).  It is not
as if you have to buy the compiler - you own it if you own the COBOL one.  I
see no point in writing ugly COBOL code when the RPG option is available.

Jon Paris

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