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Hi,
i have an alpha field with numeric values and i want to change it to integer. I searched inside the forum and found nothing that fits.
Regards

Christian

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A good starting point, before appealing for assistance, is a Google search.

Try "webfocus function alpha to numeric"


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Christian, EDIT does a straight cast betweenalpha and integer
 
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Hi Christian,

Here is the code:

DEFINE FILE XXXXXXX
DEF_FIELD1/D12.2=ATODBL(source_string, length, output)
END

TABLE FILE XXXXXXX
SUM
DEF_FIELD1/I10
BY PERSON_ID
ON TABLE SET PAGE-NUM NOLEAD
ON TABLE NOTOTAL
ON TABLE PCHOLD FORMAT HTML
ON TABLE SET HTMLCSS ON
ON TABLE SET STYLE *
INCLUDE = endeflt,
$
ENDSTYLE
END

The above procedure would change your alpha field to Double-Precision Format (in define statement)
and then while summation /I10 would change the format from double to integer.

I hope this is what you're trying to accomplish!

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Christian,

What is the format of the alpha field ?

Some of the suggestions above will work, but depends on the content.


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Hi Waz,

i took Venkat-,s proposal. Works good for me!!

Regards

Christian


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Christian, You could just do this in a DEFINE...
I_AFIELDNAME/I9 = EDIT(AFIELDNAME);
where AFIELDNAME is A9


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i took Venkat-,s proposal. Works good for me


I assume that your alpha number wasnot formatted.


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