ByteUtil Packed Decimal

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ByteUtil Packed Decimal

Post by bjwhite66212 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:54 pm

The com.dovetail.zjos.ByteUtil has a unpackLong method to convert the Z/Series packed decimal to a Java long. Is there another method to convert a java long to packed decimal? Are there any plans for this?
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Post by dovetail » Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:56 pm

There isn't currently a method for doing this, and I am not aware of any plans to support it. What is really needed is a comprehensive library for handling cobol datatypes (and copybooks) in Java..... I would really encourage everyone to open requirements with IBM for this.

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Post by bjwhite66212 » Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:02 pm

I have written a few routines for this in C language. Would anyone be interested for me to convert them to Jave. I would be happy to contribute them both to open source. Would Dovetail be interested in distributing them or shall I use sourceforge?

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Post by dovetail » Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:42 pm

If in Java and not too big, you can certainly post them here.

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Post by bjwhite66212 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:59 pm

IBM has a batch program to convert COBOL, Pl/I and C/C++ structures to WSDL. Their webservices pipline program then processes them to some extent. But I don't see COMPUTATIONAL-3 in the list of supported datatypes. COMP-3 is widely used.

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Post by dovetail » Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:56 pm

Can you provide a reference to the IBM program's that you mention?

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Post by bjwhite66212 » Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:42 pm

It is in the CICS TS 3.1 Web Services Guide

http://publibfp.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin ... T#FIRSTHIT

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