• Subject: Re: Numeric Validation
  • From: Richard Wilson <arw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 09:38:54 +0000

Another 'me too' post - I'd like a copy too

Thanks

Richard Wilson



Malcolm Westley wrote:

> The clock chimed 9:44 AM -0400 7/12/99 when
> as400mail@smtpmail.nationcredit.com scribbled:
> >Nick,
> >
> >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
> ><
> >
> If anyone is interested, I have a program (also a module) that translates
> alpha to numeric or the reverse. It also validates the alpha field. It can
> handle up to 25 digits. I use it to validate character input fields  as
> numbers, format numeric fields inside strings, etc..
>
> Malcolm Westley
>
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