>Hi All !
>
>Would anyone please tell us how to convert FMTDTA to OPNQRYF if the data is
>sorted with data type "D" i.e digit portion of character.

This is the equivalent of *ABSVAL in OPNQRYF.  The FND says just use the
digit portion of the field to sort.  A number contains a zone and digit
portion.  For a zoned decimal field, the number 1 has a zone of 'F' and a
digit of '1', e.g. X'F1'.  A -1 has a zone of 'D' and a digit of '1', e.g.
X'D1'.  If you use FND, it sorts both 1's together, ignoring the sign.  In
OPNQRYF, use KEYFLD((FIELD *ASCEND *ABSVAL)).

There are other advanced uses of FND and FNZ, e.g. sorting a packed MMDDYY
format field properly.

>Also how to take
>care of the data type "P" i.e packed and what should be the data type in
>OPNQRYF.

FNP means the field is packed.  OPNQRYF could care less about whether a
field is zoned or packed decimal.  Just use the the field name in the KEYFLD
parameter, e.g.
KEYFLD(FIELD1 FIELD2 FIELD3).
>
>Thanks in advance,
>Suresh K.N.


Charlie Massoglia, Massoglia Technical Consulting, Inc.
PO Box 1065, Okemos, MI 48854, USA
517-676-9700  Fax: 517-676-1006  EMAIL: cmassoglia@voyager.net


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