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Calcite | Level 5

hello guys,

I have a variable-length variable and need to convert it to numeric while enforcing a fix-length (12 digits) variable.

I haven't been able to accomplish it.

I am converting it to numeric.... but with leading spaces

how can I have leading zeroes instead of spaces before significant digits?

I have tried several including:

Format varx z12.;

varx = input(vary,12.);




varx = put(input(vary,12.),z12);


or at the end


varx = varx * 1;

still I am getting leading spaces.

How can I fix it to leading zeroes? Need it for another language.

Thank you so much

Calcite | Level 5


it does convert it to numeric.

but doesn't  hold the length as requested.

I am even have a put statement like this (to indicate where the variable ends)

put 'varx is ' varx ' end';

and it is written as

varx is 100 end

varx is 8 end


so. no sign of even the length of twelve being taken.

The output file looks fine, though. with the correct length ... but with leading blanks.



Thanks for following up, Kurt.

Calcite | Level 5

not sure what I missed, but you are correct.

it is working now.

thanks a lot!!!

Garnet | Level 18

You missed the dot in the format z12. :

        varx = put(input(vary,12.),z12.);


In this case varx should be defined as char type: $12

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