Try using the Eval(R) op code.

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 6:55 AM, Dave <dfx1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi all,

I recently asked how to access an EXCEL formula from an RPG program
but here I am now having to reproduce the EXCEL PMT function in RPG.
Maybe someone has already done this?
Anyway, I've been given a formula to code and an EXCEL spreadsheet to
control my results.

Which I've coded like this :

MonthlyRate = interestRate /12;
MonthlyPayment = ( LoanAmount / MonthlyRate ) * ( 1 - ( 1 +
MonthlyRate ) ** ( -1 * numberOfPayments ));

LoanRemaining =
12 * MonthlyPayment *
1 - ( 1 + MonthlyRate ) ** ( -1 * numberOfPayments -
numberOfPaymentsMade ) /interestRate ;

My fields are defined so (imposed) :

LoanAmount, MonthlyPayment, LoanRemaining 13S2
numberOfPayments, numberOfPaymentsMade 3 I 0

I've very little experience with RPG math and I'm worried about errors
from intermediate calculations
How should I define the rates MonthlyRate and interestRate so I don't
get any loss of information after the divisions?

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