Interogating a alpha field as numeric needn't be all that difficult seems to me.
But, how do you intend to "convert" a decimal-positioned "numeric"? For example,
if your alpha field = '1000.50' and (stripped of decimal point) you move the
alpha field into a numeric field defined as 10 0, the resultant numeric could
become a value = "100,050". Conversely, if your alpha field is '100,050' and you
move it into a numeric field defined as 10 2, the resultant numeric could be of
value = "1000.50". How many variations on the decimal positioning are possible?

BTW what version of RPG are you on?

David Stobberingh

> I am looking for a way to validate that an alpha field is a valid numeric,
this will include comma's and decimal points, leading or trailing blanks etc.
Also this will have to be converted to a numeric field if it is a valid.

Nick Runnalls

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