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how do you view comp-3 fields?

Postby sridhar4mfs » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:27 pm

how do you view comp-3 fields?
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Re: how do you view comp-3 fields?

Postby Robert Sample » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:46 pm

"View" as show on a CICS screen?
"View" as show in TSO/ISPF?
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Re: how do you view comp-3 fields?

Postby hariprasad33 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:23 pm

hi sridhar4mfs,

Suppose if you have mentioned a field in COMP-3 format in cobol,that field appears in the generated file (in "VIEW" mode) as a packed decimal,if you want see that field in decimal format write a simple sort card for expanding that filed using "EDIT" keyword.
for exmaple: OUTREC FIELDS=(1:1,6,PD,EDIT(TTTTTTTTTTT)) means Display start from positions 1to 11(in decimal format) in output,taken from length 1 to 6(in packed decimal format) in,like this we can expand from packed decimal to decimal doing this way,we can view comp-3 fiedls.

kindly let me know if you have any query.

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Re: how do you view comp-3 fields?

Postby dick scherrer » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:53 am

Hello and welcome to the forum,

As this is a "cobol" question, a cobol answer would be more appropriate than a sort solution.

Actually, Sridhar should answer the questions Robert posted. . .
Hope this helps,
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Re: how do you view comp-3 fields?

Postby littlechicken » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:15 pm

sridhar4mfs wrote:how do you view comp-3 fields?

In a CICS formatted dump? A abendaid dump? in which method are you referring to - In a database ?
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Re: how do you view comp-3 fields?

Postby Quasar » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:25 pm

Shridhar -

You have not clarified the context in which you have posted this query. Do you want to see this data in a File, or if it is an intermediate value in a COBOL Pgm.
1. In case the COMP-3 Data, that you want to see is the data in a Mainframe File, and you would like to see the contents on TSO/ISPF, you can turn the HEX ON on the Command Line. In the below file, the last 2 Bytes are COMP-3 Data. You read the Hexa-decimal value in a top-down fashion.


2. If you have software tools like File-Aid or IBM's File Manager, you can use them to browse the contents of a File, and see the data in a COMP-3 Column. Take a look below, how I am browsing the file, using IBM's File Manager Tool -


3. You may also DISPLAY this in COBOL, by first MOVE'ing the data to a Numeric-Edited DISPLAY Format Variable.


Thank you very much.
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