I'm confused, you say "as close to the incoming value" which would be
Packed/Zoned (5,0) but then say "so integer for me"
So which is it?:)
On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 1:58 PM, Jim Oberholtzer <
>I would define it as close to the incoming value as possible. That way
>you remove any complaint points from the sender if there is a problem
>processing the file. I also would not trust the small integer constraint
>so integer for me.
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>On 1/22/14 1:51 PM, Charles Wilt wrote:
> >Philosophical question for you all...>
> >I'm creating a new table to hold data received from an external source.
> >The specs given include
> >Name, Type/Length, Picture
> >MyFld, N/5, 9(5)
> >So MyField is a 5 digit number...
> >I could defined this as Packed/Zoned 5,0
> >Or I could use integer (or even small integer since the current number of
> >values is less than 1000)
> >Since I know DB2 and RPG for that matter perform best with integer, I'm
> >leaning that direction. But I can't help but think that Packed (5,0) is
> >more correct.