My company has about 30-40 Easytrieve programs that need to be converted to Natural. I am able to duplicate in Natural what the Easytrieve program is producing as far as the raw data goes. However, for packed fields, the Easytrieve program signs the fields with a ‘C’, whereas my Natural program signs a Packed field with an ‘F’.
Both programs move a P7 format field from the Input Work file to the Output Work file. There is no other data manipulation taking place. Both programs are on the Mainframe.
Is there a Global setting that can be put into a Batch Natural program so that a packed field will be signed with a ‘C’ instead of an ‘F’ so that my file comparisons will match for documentation purposes ?
Fountain Inn, SC USA