On 01-Jun-2011 12:50 , Luis Rodriguez wrote:
Also, Shouldn't it be (i_date NUMERIC(8, 0) ?

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 2:58 PM, James Lampert wrote:

create function @@@@@@@@@@/DISPLAYDAT(i_date NUMERIC(8))

NUMERIC(8) and NUMERIC(8, 0) are the same for a routine parameter declaration.

AFaIK the syntax diagram for the Packed and Zoned Binary Coded Decimal data types across all SQL statements for the IBM i DB2 is consistently defined such that a second argument for scale after a specified precision is optional; the scale assumed by the SQL to be zero when not specified:


| '-DEC-----' | | .-,0--------. |
'-+-NUMERIC-+-' '-(--integer--+-----------+--)-'
'-NUM-----' '-, integer-'


Note that both precision and scale are optional, as are the parentheses to denote them, whereby the SQL assumes precision of five and scale of zero.

Regards, Chuck

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