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format question?

Former Member
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Hi,

Quick question. I was going through the interface specification. For one of the field , for amount ..format should be 9(8). I didnt understand this part. Eventhough field length is 08, why they have to say format is 9(8).

Please give me your input?

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Former Member
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HI,

In any programming language 9(8) means the field contains a value which is numeric and the length is 8.

So the field can have values from 00000000 to 99999999.

If it is 999v99, then it means it is numeric with virtual decimal point for eg: 456.35 is equivalent to 45635,

c(10) means the fiels is a char data type with length 10.

Regards,

Subramanian

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Former Member
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Hello Deepan,

Could u please reply me with the code where u found it..

Good luck,

Bhumika

Former Member
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HI,

In any programming language 9(8) means the field contains a value which is numeric and the length is 8.

So the field can have values from 00000000 to 99999999.

If it is 999v99, then it means it is numeric with virtual decimal point for eg: 456.35 is equivalent to 45635,

c(10) means the fiels is a char data type with length 10.

Regards,

Subramanian