• Subject: RE: Another RPG Suggestion
  • From: Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 14:49:04 -0500

How would the following be handled?
 D   CustNo        S                7P 2
 D  workCust       S                 A      Like(CustNo)

 C                 MOVE      CustNo        WorkCust

CustNo would be 1234567 not 12345.67.  

I like the direct method versus the workaround, but I thought 
I'd point out the workaround, (which I am sure you already know).

 C                 EVAL      workCust = %editc(CustNo:'Z')
  * workCust now equals 1234567
or
 C                 EVAL      workCust = %editc(CustNo:'4')
  * workCust now equals 12345.67

Those codes are why I still have a cutout of output spec coding 
sheet taped to my wall.




cozzi@rpgiv.com on 07/13/99 02:31:20 PM
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We need the ability to LIKE() a field like this:

  D   CustNo        S                7P 0
  D  workCust       S                 A      Like(CustNo)
  D  zonedCust      S                 S      Like(CustNo)


  C                 MOVE      CustNo        WorkCust
  C                 Eval      x = %subst(WorkCust : n : l )




Bob Cozzi

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-rpg400-l@midrange.com [mailto:owner-rpg400-l@midrange.com]On
> Behalf Of boldt@ca.ibm.com
> Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 1999 9:24 AM
> To: RPG400-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: Another RPG Suggestion
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Colin wrote:
> >Sorry to ask,
> >
> >but how about the the ability to define one field LIKE another in the D
> >spec, but with the additional ability of changing the
> >DATATYPE and LENGTH,
> > as you can do in DDS.
> >
> >I think this would be another feature that would save a lot of code
> >crunching.
> 
> Don't apologize!  This has been on our "proposed enhancements"
> list for a while.  Currently, you can change length on a D-Spec
> LIKE, but you can't change format.
> 
> Regarding changing data type, I'd like to know more about
> what you really want.  In particular, are you primarily
> interested in defining a numeric field like say a zoned
> decimal field and change the format to packed?  Or do you
> need to define a character field like a numeric field?
> 
> Also, what coding scenarios would be made easier by this?
> 
> Cheers!  Hans
> 
> Hans Boldt, ILE RPG Development, IBM Toronto Lab, boldt@ca.ibm.com
> 
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