• Subject: Passing parameters to RPG
  • From: "Simon Coulter" <shc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 02 Jan 99 00:18:44 +0100

Hello Jim,

Second try -- I hate it when the mail program haemorrhages.

The X indicates the parameter is in hex rather than character.  The F indicates 
the sign for a positive 
packed decimal.  If zoned values were being passed they could be passed as 
character literals but hex will 
work -- the sign is then in the second last position e.g., X'F0F0F0F6F5'.  Hex 
is being used to avoid the 
numeric literals being expanded to 15,5 numeric values which is what the OS 
will do if you aren't careful.

The real problem has already been answered which is that the last two 
parameters are also numeric and need to 
be properly formatted as numeric values i.e., they need a sign and the correct 
number of digits.  X'19' and 
X'19980102' (or whatever the values were) are not properly formatted numbers.

Regards,
Simon Coulter.

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