In <345E6C31.667E6871@premsys.com>, on 11/03/97 at 07:28 PM,
   "Rick Baird" <rbbaird@premsys.com> said:

>Greetings all,

>Does anyone know of a built-in-function or operation code (RPGIV) to
>convert a string variable to a numeric?

>For example: string (10a) = "1,245.02  "
>             converts to:
>             numeric (9,2) = 000124502

>I know that I could write a procedure to do it, but with as much as RPG
>has grown up lately, I thought maybe there was an easier way.

>Thanks in advance,

>Rick

The is a C2N (character to numeric) procedure at the AS/400 Web Builder's
Workshop Snippets page.  You can find it by going to 

http://www.as400.ibm.com/techstud/workshop/snippets/snippets.htm

Then, click on browse complete list and view and/or download QRPGLESRC
member XXXC2N.


Mel Rothman 

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