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Published: 03 Sep 2015
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mystery numbers appearing Published by: renojim on 03 Sep 2015 view comments(3)

I have the following statement embedded in RPG:

D fldone        s              4s 0
D fldtwo        s              7s 2
D fldthree     s               7s 2
D fldfour       s               7s 2

exec sql select                                    
    from fileone mab left outer join filetwo crs on
    dept = mabdept    and                         
    prod# = mabprod    and                         
    prodsub# = mabprodsub                               
    keyone = :myfirstkey   and                         
    keytwo = :mysecondkey;      

This statement works, except for totfldthree - it gets a 5 in the leftmost position, that comes out of nowhere, so if the correct result is 320.74, I'm getting 50320.74. The other fields have the correct values. I've checked the data, it's not complicated, it's supposed to be 320.74. I've copied the statement and removed the other fields from the select and into clauses, and I get the correct value, 320.74. I've done the join several different ways, all work, except for the same problem. I've set all the host variables in the into clause to 0 just prior to the statement. Can anybody take a stab at where the mystery 5 is coming from, or better yet, what to do about it? Yes, I could break it up into multiple statements, but that would be admitting defeat. And it would not be as pretty.


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