02-22-2017 01:30 PM
I have an amount MT, which I extract from a file.
So at the beginning my amount is a char value
To transform it I use the following function:
input (MT, 20.2)
The problem is, it doesn't work efficiantely.
All of my amounts are actually numbers. In the file I will receive for exemple 186 instead of 186.00.
Nevertheless I don't want to treat them like number because they are amounts.
When I use the input function like this the results is the amount divided by 100. To come back to the previous example, in my output table I will have 1.86 instead of 186.00
How can I correct this?
02-22-2017 01:39 PM
Use the 20. informat. It will respect a dot in the input string, but not force the division by 10**2 as the 20.2 informat does.
02-22-2017 01:40 PM
Use a BEST format instead of 20.2.
When you use 20.2 it always expects 2 decimal places, BEST will look at what it is. You can format it after to look like whatever you want.
new_MT = input (MT, best32.); format new_MT 20.2;