• Subject: Re: Extract number from character field
  • From: "Jeff Crosby" <jlcrosby@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 13:37:16 -0500

From: Jim Langston <jlangston@conexfreight.com>
> Actually, I've never found the need for a %value BIF, since all I have
> to do is create a DS of type A and type S.  I move the number string
> to the string variable, and pull the value out of the number variable.
> Although I agree a %value BIF would make things simpler, it is not
> absolutely necessary.
> D                        DS
> D NumberString                   15 A
> D NumberValue                   15 S
> C*** NumberString contains '12345'
> C                  EVAL NumberString = SomeString
> C                  EVAL SomeNumber = NumberVal
> C*** Now SomeNumber contains the value 12345

But what if the source string was "12,435"?

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