Im using this technique, but wanted to know if we had a neat way of doing it
(can you say overloading Aaron)

Thanks all...

-----Original Message-----
From: rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of DeLong, Eric
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2008 1:11 PM
To: RPG programming on the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: RE: passing char/num variable to a subproc question

Not directly... You simply use a bif to convert your numerics to character.

Writediff('number' : %char(number)); // strips off leading
zeros
Writediff('number' : %editc(number:'J')); // grouping sep,
print zeros, - sign
Writediff('Text' : text);

Eric DeLong
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From: rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of tim
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2008 11:54 AM
To: 'RPG programming on the AS400 / iSeries'
Subject: passing char/num variable to a subproc question


Hello,



I have a the following coded subproc:





P WriteDiff b

D WriteDiff pi

7d fieldchange 10 const

d value 80 const



/free



lgfldch = fieldchange;

lgvalue = %trim(value);

write rlog;



/end-free



P WriteDiff e



Is there a way to do this that no matter if I pass a character or numeric
defined field, the subproc would work.



So, both of these would work.



D NUMBER 10S 0

D TEXT 20





/free

Writediff('number' : number);



Writediff('Text' : text);

/end-free



I am thinking that I would pass a pointer rather then the value, but not
sure how I would code this.



Thanks.


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