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


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.


> -------- 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
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