Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 23:51:35 -0400
Reply-To: Larry Bertolini <bertolini.1@OSU.EDU>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Larry Bertolini <bertolini.1@OSU.EDU>
Organization: Ohio State University
Subject: Re: about IBM mainframe format
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> I have a file,it include both positive and negative number,In
> cobol,it's defined as S9(6)V99,it length is 8.
> I try to use s370fpd3.2,s370fpd4.2 , s370fpd6.2 and even s370fpd6.2 to
> input,but SAS told me invalid data for that variable.So could anyone
> tell me the correct format ?
> Thanks in advance
I believe that you're describing a "zoned decimal" number.