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packed decimal

Postby Deepak kumar25 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:57 pm

as we know packed decimal store data in half byte and sign in half byte.
but how the sign is stored can any one explain me.
+1234 how it is stored like 01 23 4c
explain me how they internally represented in memory........

thanks in advance

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Re: packed decimal

Postby Robert Sample » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:33 pm

RTFM. Here's a link to the manual so you can read it:

As this is essentially a duplicate of your other post, I'm locking this one too.
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