To allow for a division by zero condition?[/b]
you can use the GLOBALS statement before the program begins executing.
Natural parameters can be set in several places. Higher-level settings are overridden by lower-level settings:
- Natural’s defaults
FORMAT or SET GLOBALS statements
FORMAT ZP=F WRITE (ZP=ON) #FIELD1 #FIELD2 (ZP=F) #FIELD3
Pete’s question relates to the ZD parameter, which does not have a FORMAT, statement-level nor field-level setting. Since Pete is trying to use Structured Mode, his only option within the session is to use GLOBALS.
He can’t put it in a program in Structured Mode.
I’m getting my eyes checked. Thanks, Douglas.
By the way, SET GLOBALS is valid in Structured Mode as of Natural 4.2.