Yes Jon You are right.

However the original question was WRKQRY, I suggested to try a SQL solution, my error in mentioning RPG.

Also I am fully aware that fundamentally everything in a computer is a string of ons and offs.
Even signed Int have a bit pattern that has a more fundamental binary representation.

What I was trying to say is I never understood the point of converting Character data to Integer.
I guess it has something to do with how different OS represent the bit patterns as various data types.

IMO there is something more fundamentally wrong when trying to join files using fields of different type.
The solution is a band aid on a mortal wound.


On 24/06/2022 1:31 am, Jon Paris wrote:
It is not only possible but easy - that is what %Int is for. But since the question was about SQL not RPG I don't understand the reference.

Jon Paris

On Jun 23, 2022, at 12:18 AM, Frank Kolmann<frank.kolmann@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

You are trying to Cast a Character as Integer. I dont believe that is possible in RPG. I know C can do something like this but the result boggles my mind.
Did you try to cast the numeric as character?
You also may need to Trim blanks.


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