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Welcome to me and a problem with decimal on iSeries

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Hi everybody :)

Nickname "Overhill" cover Mario Pippia, from Torino, Italy :)

I work on iSeries, in RPG, until 1986, so I am an old, old programmer. But I like all news in this world, and tanks to my friend Roy, I've found this amazing language.

Now I'm tryng to understand all its secret, expecially when connected to an iSeries (or AS/400, if you prefer :) )

Now I have a little problem with decimals: with an ODBC connection, my program read a file with the prices of my articles, and obviously that prices are in Euro, so with a variable number of decimals, but never less than two.

My problem is when I read the "value" proprierty of the Fields("PRMIL"), where the correct price is: the value is without decimals!

Of course they are extremely important!

        $sSql = "Select PRMAL, PRMEL, PRMIL from " & $dftDataLibrary & "." & $dftListFile & _
                " Where CDLSL = '" & $sCDLIS & "'" & _
                " and   CDARL = '" & $sCDPAR & "'" & _
                " and   QTSCL >=" & $sQTY
        $oListRecord.Open($sSQL, $oConnection)

        msgbox(0, " ", $oListRecord.Fields.Item("PRMIL").Value)

This is the piece of code where I check the value, and the value is "4,20" on iSeries, but only "4" in the MsgBox :o

(in Italy we use a comma instead a point to separate decimal, you know :) )

What I have to do to have a correct field with all decimals at their places? :)

Thanks for you attention, and have a nice Halloween! :D


Mario "Overhill" Pippia

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Have you figured out your problem yet?  I assume you have a way other than AutoIt that you can check to make sure the answer come up properly, to make sure it is not a database problem.  The problem is not the comma/period though, so don't worry about that.  

As for your ODBC connection, what UDF are you using for it?  (UDF is an #include file at the top of your script.)  Also, do you have the full version of SciTE?  If not I suggest you download that from the main AutoIt page and open your script, then hit CTRL-F5 to see if it has any errors..


And so you know, it is possible to set AutoIt up to work with different countries and how they handle comma/decimals, this is an example for you:

Local $rKey = "HKCU\Control Panel\International"
Local $sThousands = RegRead($rKey, "sThousand"), $sDecimal = RegRead($rKey, "sDecimal")
If $sThousands = -1 Then $sThousands = RegRead($rKey, "sThousand")

MsgBox(0, "Money", _StringAddThousandsSep(123456789/100))

Func _StringAddThousandsSep($sText)
    If Not StringIsInt($sText) And Not StringIsFloat($sText) Then Return 0
    Local $aSplit = StringSplit($sText, "-" & $sDecimal)
    Local $iInt = 1, $iMod
    If Not $aSplit[1] Then
        $aSplit[1] = "-"
        $iInt = 2
    If $aSplit[0] > $iInt Then
        $aSplit[$aSplit[0]] = "." & $aSplit[$aSplit[0]]
    $iMod = Mod(StringLen($aSplit[$iInt]), 3)
    If Not $iMod Then $iMod = 3
    $aSplit[$iInt] = StringRegExpReplace($aSplit[$iInt], '(?<=\d{' & $iMod & '})(\d{3})', $sThousands & '\1')
    For $i = 2 To $aSplit[0]
        $aSplit[1] &= $aSplit[$i]
    Return $aSplit[1]
EndFunc   ;==>_StringAddThousandsSep


Edited by llewxam

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Oh, a great, great tanks to you, llewxam :)

You are absolutely right: I didn't give to you my environment :)

Well, now I work on some test script, just to understand what I can do with AutoIt; I've downloaded the last (at the moment) version, 3.4.4, on a Windows Seven 32 bit machine

To be honest, the "problem" comma vs dot is a "not-problem", in my case, because the program I am working on is a simple cash register, and it is acceptable to see a dot instead a comma.

I've do a circumvention to solve this: in the SQL command I've used "FIELD*100 as FIELD", and before move it in the field, simply I divide by 100.

In this way the result is with two decimal, as I need.

Now I will study you script to unterstand your hint: it's seem a little bit complicated to change a little thing like a comma, don't you? :)

Thank again , and have a beautiful week :)


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