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V6-ENGINE-F953 *** ALERT NOTE *** PRODUCT: ACCIDM
TITLE: IDMS numeric field defined as 9(16) COMP converted to missing
KEYS: IDMS ENGINE ACCESS MISSING VALUE NUMERIC DICTIONARY LARGE COMP USAGE
A data field defined to the IDMS IDD (Integrated Data Dictionary) as
binary (USAGE IS COMP) with a length of 8 bytes in order to store
numeric values with the number of digits > 9 but <= 18 is being
converted to a missing value by the SAS/ACCESS Interface to CA-IDMS
engine conversion routines. The IDMS DBMS allows for 8 byte binary
field definitions but the SAS System is encountering problems
trying to convert these numbers to a double precision float.
Currently there is no circumvention or solution to the problem other
than to redefine these fields to the IDD as float.
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MVS 6.08 TS420
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