That is correct, but the PF field is a 9 digit numeric field and unless I am mistaken the data coming from the web page will be as text correct? If so, would I not need to convert it after they are combined? -----Original Message----- From: web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of cozzi@xxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2005 5:46 PM To: Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries Subject: RE: [WEB400] Combining numeric values Douglas, Are you saying that you have 3 input fields on the web page. You want to take them and combined them into one long field in the CGI program? Is that right? Then, yes, use + in EVAL to do that. eval ssn = SSN1+SSN2+SSN3 Of course you'd have to do the appropriate edit check before this to insure they have the right number of digits. -Bob > -------- Original Message -------- > Subject: [WEB400] Combining numeric values > From: "D.W." <dpalme@xxxxxxxxxxx> > Date: Sat, October 08, 2005 3:36 pm > To: "Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries" <web400@xxxxxxxxxxxx> > > One of our physical files has a field that is used for holding SSN > data, 9 characters in length with no decimals. > > With cgi, we are parsing the data into three separate variables to > ensure the length is correct and contains only numeric values..IE: SS1 > 3 characters in length, SS2 2 characters in length and SS3 4 > characters in length. > > Where I am stumped is attempting to combine these into a fourth so > that if I have 123-45-6789 as a SSN it will come in via the browser as > SS1=123, SS2=45, SS3=6789 I can turn it into 123456789. > > I thought about defining the variables as character type and then > concatenate them with an EVAL statement and then just write it to the > PF...anyone have any issues with this? Any suggestions would be > appreciated. > > Douglas > > -- > This is the Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries (WEB400) mailing list > To post a message email: WEB400@xxxxxxxxxxxx > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/web400 > or email: WEB400-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/web400.