• Subject: Re: Decimal Data Error
  • From: Denis Robitaille <drobitaille@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 08:31:29 -0400
  • Organization: Cascades inc.

Tim Truax wrote:
> 
> Hi All,
> I am from the S36 world and am now working with the AS400.  One very
> frustrating thing is the DDE's that I get from time to time.  Please
> look at the following:
> 
> I have a program that gets called from other programs-
> C*****************************************************************
> C* MAINLINE CALCULATION AREA.                                    *
> C*****************************************************************
> C           *ENTRY    PLIST
> C                     PARM           X$YYYY  40      <--4 pos/0dec
> C                     PARM           X$MM    20
> C                     PARM           X$DD    20
> C                     PARM           @D1RT   1
> C                     PARM           @D1TP   1
> C                     PARM           @D1N#   30
> C                     PARM           Y$YYYY  40
> C                     PARM           Y$MM    20
> C                     PARM           Y$DD    20
> C                     PARM           @D1NM   3
> C*
> 
> I am getting a DDE on this line-
> 
> C* PLACE THE YYYY INTO HDYTST.
> C                     MOVELX$YYYY    HDYTST  80    <--DDE happening
> here!
> 
> Any help from you bright folks would be appreciated, also any tips on
> avoiding DDE's would be appreciated.
> 
> 
> --
> 
> -Tim Truax-
> 
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X$YYYY is defined as packed internally. You should check the calling
program, it must use a variable that is defined as zoned. This problem
occurs often.
-- 
Denis Robitaille
Cascades Inc.
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