Create a DS with a character and a numeric field overlapping.

Alan Shore wrote:

Afternoon everyone
I have a program that uses the following code

MOVEL character-field numeric field

so that if character-field contains 00000000M the numeric field contains
000000004- (minus 4)

What is the freeform equivalent?
I have

numeric-field = %dec(character-field:9:0);

with numeric-field being defined as
D numeric-field s 9s 0
my program errors out with
Message ID . . . . . . : RNX0105
Message . . . . : A character representation of a numeric value is in
Cause . . . . . : A conversion from character to numeric found data that
not valid.
Recovery . . . : Correct the numeric data.

If anyone can help, or point me in the correct direction, that would be

Alan Shore
Programmer/Analyst, Direct Response
P:(631) 244-2000 ext. 5019
C:(631) 880-8640
"If you're going through Hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill

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