Hi Joel,

Your example shows A-Z, 0-9.
I would use 0-9, A-Z.

I would:
- convert from base 36 to base 10
- increment by 1
- convert from base 10 to base 36

A 4 char field with base 36 will range from 0 to 1679615 in base 10.
You'll have to code something that will restart at 1 when trying to
increment past 1679615.


Yours truly,

Glenn Gundermann
Email: glenn.gundermann@xxxxxxxxx
Work: (416) 675-9200 ext. 89224
Cell: (416) 317-3144


On 4 December 2015 at 17:38, Stone, Joel <Joel.Stone@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I have a length 4 alphanum field which I need to find the next value
(incremented by one value).

Examples:

A001 => A002


BBBB => BBBC


WXYZ => WXZ0



And my shop would like it done in COBOL, but any algorithm will suffice.

Maybe use a base 36 table???

SQL?

RPG?

Thanks in advance.



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