One of the other guys here gave me this little handy-dandy tool

D cvtZonedToInt pr 10i 0 extproc('QXXZTOI')
d cvtZone * value options(*string)
d cvtDigits 10i 0 value
d cvtFraction 10i 0 value


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

which I have just tested and it works.
But thanks to everyone who answered


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08/04/2008 04:47 RE: MOVEL in freeform
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Use a datastructure with the numeric field overlayed on top of the
character field.

-----Original Message-----
From: rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Alan Shore
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 4:18 PM
To: RPG programming on the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: MOVEL in freeform

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
error.
Cause . . . . . : A conversion from character to numeric found data that
was
not valid.
Recovery . . . : Correct the numeric data.

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



Alan Shore
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P:(631) 244-2000 ext. 5019
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