IBM i SQL numeric to alphameric So – today I was talking to a colleague who wanted to make a database change to a big old file. This meant changing one of the fields from 7 numeric to 12 alpha. Sounds simple right? Oh if only life were that simple… Now add the complexity that

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I’m in the final stages of a fun project writing web-services to interface INFOR System21 (on an IBM i aka AS400) with ACSIS Visitrack (on Windows Server), we are consuming (receiving) and serving (sending) all data in a standard alphameric layout But… as any RPG programmer will know… the conversion between alpha to numeric is

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So, I was writing a little code snippet for a client after being told that all warehouse codes must be treated as 3 numeric character integers ranging from 1-999 and soon saw that the warehouse value was an alphabetic field? Huh? A little more digging around and I soon found a problem in their database

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