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We need to adopt a conversion rule to convert the source field value into target filed value.

Pls find the CR and give necessary inputs.

For numeric fields, the conversion rule is the following:

-> Leading zeros are replaced by blanks in the flat file

-> Negative sign is added to the extreme right of the output field

-> A point and two decimals places are added if not present

in the input

-> All numeric input fields are output as char fields and



( In which ever format the input is, output must be as given below).

input --> output

123.45 --> 123.45

123.45- --> 123.45-

00000123.45 --> 123.45

00000123.45- --> 123.45-

00000123 --> 123.00

00000123- --> 123.00-

Thanks and Regards,


Former Member
Former Member replied


a lot of your cases can be done with the standard function FormatNum.

Give as parameter #.00

This will:

- remove leading zeroes

- add .00 if not existing

- in case for example 3.456 it will round to 3.46 (is this ok?)

Missing is the "-" sign. Is it always at the last char of the input?

And could you have alpha chars or empty inputs?



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