• Subject: Re: EDTCDE(Z) in a alfa field
  • From: boldt@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 15:10:31 -0400

bellis wrote:
>The %EDITC BIF works well for this type of application.
>However, I'm not sure that the %CHAR would work.  I know under V4R1 that %CHAR
>is meant for converting only Date fields or Date Literals to Character
>representation.
>Has that been changed in later releases?
>Thank you.

Changed in V4R4. %CHAR(NUM) now gives you the char
representation of the number with leading sign and
leading blanks and zeros suppressed.  Very nice in
string expressions.

(BTW, %CHAR was added to V4R2.)

Cheers!

Hans Boldt, ILE RPG Development, IBM Toronto Lab, boldt@ca.ibm.com


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