DEC15 or DEC31

Gopalakrishna (CTS) Umapathy

DEC15 or DEC31
Hi,

I was going throught the single precision (DEC15) and double precision
numbers(DEC31).
It is mentioned that the prodcut of two DEC31 nos., could cause an overflow
and to avoid it, MULTIPLY_ALT built-in function
needs to be used.
If anyone has used/come across MULTIPLY_ALT function (Is it a COBOL
function? ), can you provide some inputs on this.

Cheers,
Gopal.


Terry Purcell

Re: DEC15 or DEC31
(in response to Gopalakrishna (CTS) Umapathy)
Gopal,

Check the V6 SQL Reference Guide. It was delivered in V6 via APAR PQ44039.

Regards
Terry Purcell
Yevich Lawson & Assoc Inc (YL&A)
IBM Gold Consultant - DB2
IBM Certified Solutions Expert
DB2 V7 Database Administration OS/390
http://www.ylassoc.com


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Subject: DEC15 or DEC31


Hi,

I was going throught the single precision (DEC15) and double precision
numbers(DEC31).
It is mentioned that the prodcut of two DEC31 nos., could cause an overflow
and to avoid it, MULTIPLY_ALT built-in function
needs to be used.
If anyone has used/come across MULTIPLY_ALT function (Is it a COBOL
function? ), can you provide some inputs on this.

Cheers,
Gopal.