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Hello, I'm looking for some advise on converting Hex to Decimal values. Something like '073D7AAE' needs to be converted to it's corresponding decimal '121469614'. I want to perform this as a define or user function instead of creating temporary file for lookup. Thanks in advance.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Avatar, WebFOCUS 8 Windows, All Outputs  

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Avatar, The following IBI Techsupport knowledge base link may help you out with this question. Let us know if it does ( or does not). How to convert Hex values (A2) to Decimal values (I2) Thank you for participating in the Focal Point Forum Kind Regards, Tamra Colangelo IBI Focal Point Moderator WebFOCUS 8x  BI Portal, Developer Studio, App Studio, Excel, PDF, Active Formats and HTML5  

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Tamra, I noticed this before. This is merely doing one byte conversion but I want something with more than that. Eg. 073D7AAE > 121469614. I also noted one topic doing this with temp file but I'm looking for something simple, if available. WebFOCUS 8 Windows, All Outputs  

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The code below works for up to four hex positions. You can increase the number of positions as needed. I'm testing it here with PCD from ggsales which has several valid hex values. You may want to implement some kind of error check for invalid values (notice PCD code 'G100' is not valid hex but still shows a result). DEFINE FUNCTION hex2dec (hex/A4) hexrjust/A4 = RJUST(4,hex,'A4'); hexchar0/A1 = EDIT(hexrjust,'$$$9'); hexchar1/A1 = EDIT(hexrjust,'$$9'); hexchar2/A1 = EDIT(hexrjust,'$9'); hexchar3/A1 = EDIT(hexrjust,'9'); hex2dec/P20 = 16**0 * DECODE hexchar0 ('1' 1 '2' 2 '3' 3 '4' 4 '5' 5 '6' 6 '7' 7 '8' 8 '9' 9 'A' 10 'B' 11 'C' 12 'D' 13 'E' 14 'F' 15) + 16**1 * DECODE hexchar1 ('1' 1 '2' 2 '3' 3 '4' 4 '5' 5 '6' 6 '7' 7 '8' 8 '9' 9 'A' 10 'B' 11 'C' 12 'D' 13 'E' 14 'F' 15) + 16**2 * DECODE hexchar2 ('1' 1 '2' 2 '3' 3 '4' 4 '5' 5 '6' 6 '7' 7 '8' 8 '9' 9 'A' 10 'B' 11 'C' 12 'D' 13 'E' 14 'F' 15) + 16**3 * DECODE hexchar3 ('1' 1 '2' 2 '3' 3 '4' 4 '5' 5 '6' 6 '7' 7 '8' 8 '9' 9 'A' 10 'B' 11 'C' 12 'D' 13 'E' 14 'F' 15) ; END TABLE FILE ibisamp/ggsales SUM COMPUTE Result/P20C = hex2dec(PCD); BY PCD END WF 8.2.01 Win10 / IE11 AHTML EXL2K PDF COMT WP ZIP  

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I was able to convert Hex to Dec when using a SQL passthrough. You just need to make sure that you add a '0x' to the front of your HEX as you can see I did in the &SQLHEX variable: DEFAULTH &MYHEX = '073D7AAE' SET &SQLHEX = '0x'  &MYHEX; ENGINE SQLMSS SET DEFAULT_CONNECTION YOUR_SERVER_NAME SQL SQLMSS PREPARE SQLOUT FOR SELECT '&MYHEX' AS HEX, CONVERT(INT, &SQLHEX.EVAL) AS DEC END TABLE FILE SQLOUT PRINT * END I'm sure that you could use the DB_EXPR function if you don't want to use a SQL Passthrough.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Hallway, WebFOCUS 8201M  Windows 10  

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Here's a way to do it in Dialogue Manager: * HexToDec  Hexadecimal to Decimal Conversion * Michael Meagher * DataMine, LLC SET &N=1; SET &HexArray.&N = '1'; SET &N=&N+1; SET &HexArray.&N = '2'; SET &N=&N+1; SET &HexArray.&N = '3'; SET &N=&N+1; SET &HexArray.&N = '4'; SET &N=&N+1; SET &HexArray.&N = '5'; SET &N=&N+1; SET &HexArray.&N = '6'; SET &N=&N+1; SET &HexArray.&N = '7'; SET &N=&N+1; SET &HexArray.&N = '8'; SET &N=&N+1; SET &HexArray.&N = '9'; SET &N=&N+1; SET &HexArray.&N = 'A'; SET &N=&N+1; SET &HexArray.&N = 'B'; SET &N=&N+1; SET &HexArray.&N = 'C'; SET &N=&N+1; SET &HexArray.&N = 'D'; SET &N=&N+1; SET &HexArray.&N = 'E'; SET &N=&N+1; SET &HexArray.&N = 'F'; SET &N=&N+1; SET &HexArray.&N = 'G'; SET &HexLength = &Hexadecimal.LENGTH; SET &LengthFormat = 'A'&HexLength; SET &Hexadecimal = UPCASE(&HexLength,&Hexadecimal,'&LengthFormat'); SET &J=0; SET &Decimal=0; ParseLoop * Parse the hexadecimal string * &J will be the position of &HexChar IF &J GT &HexLength THEN GOTO Done; SET &J=&J+1; SET &HexChar=SUBSTR(&HexLength, &Hexadecimal, &J, &J, 1, 'A1'); SET &I=0; PowerSearch * Assign an integer value to &HexChar * &I will be the decimal representation of &HexChar. * For example &I will be 1 when HexChar is 1, and &I will be 14 when HexChar is E. SET &I=&I+1; IF &I GT 16 THEN GOTO ParseLoop; IF &HexChar EQ &HexArray.&I GOTO BuildDecimal; GOTO PowerSearch BuildDecimal * To get the actual decimal value for &HexChar we raise 16 to the power of (&HexLength&J) * and multiply by &I. Then add the results to the previous total. * SET &Power = &HexLength&J; SET &Decimal = &Decimal + &I*(16**&Power); GOTO ParseLoop Done TYPE &Hexadecimal TYPE &Decimal WebFOCUS 8.1.05M Windows 2012 R2 Server HTML, PDF, Excel In FOCUS since 1980  

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Thanks to all for your help and your time ... I was able to accomplish what I wanted with dbeagan's suggestion and special thanks to dbeagan Cheers... WebFOCUS 8 Windows, All Outputs  

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