## Help in Multiplcation of decimal constant

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### Help in Multiplcation of decimal constant

My requirement is to multiply a packed decimal field with a decimal constant 0.0256.

The input file is of record length 80 and the packed decimal field is at position 54 of length 5. The multiplication output need to be stored at postion 81-85

Could you please help me to correct the following OUTREC statement to handle the multiplication of the decimal constant +0.0256.

OUTREC BUILD=(1,80,54,5,PD,MUL,+0.0256,TO=PD,LENGTH=5)

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DFSORT can only multiply by an integer constant and produce an integer result. So you'll need to "scale" the numbers accordingly. I'm not sure exactly what you want for a result. For example:

123456789 * .0256 = 3160493

Do you want 003160493C (P'3160493') as the 5-byte result? Or do you want something else? If something else, what do you want exactly?
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jathampy
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Yes Frank. I want a 5 byte packed field result.

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You can use this DFSORT OUTREC statement:

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`````` OUTREC OVERLAY=&#40;81&#58;&#40;&#40;54,5,PD,MUL,+256&#41;,DIV,+10000&#41;,
TO=PD,LENGTH=5&#41;
``````
Frank Yaeger - DFSORT Development Team (IBM) - yaeger@us.ibm.com
Specialties: JOINKEYS, FINDREP, WHEN=GROUP, ICETOOL, Symbols, Migration
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jathampy
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Thanks Frank for the solution

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