flat file dictionary problem

hi friends,

Iam creating a fixed length flat file dictionary, i have given a reference document for building it. it looks like this:

field name- s9(8) x(9) zeroes, how do i define the filed default value as 9 ‘zeroes’ or s9(8) --> what does this mean.

Any help is appreciated.

thanks,
ashitosh

ashitosh,

How is your flatfile sample data looks like? can you upload the file? What is your RecordDefinitions and field definitions looks like??your comments above are lit confuse to give any suggestions.

HTH,
RMG

the question is ambiguous ,but from what i can understand …i guess the fields length should be 18(xxxxxxxxx.yyyyyyyy) where y is decimal places.
or its a mainframe transformation description,usualy they do specify s9(8) x(9) in this format while creating flatfiles for mainframe …where s implies “signed” .
HTH
sri