# DIV (Divide)

Code |
Factor 1 |
Factor 2 |
Result Field |
Indicators |
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DIV (H) |
Dividend | Divisor |
Quotient |
+ | - | Z |

If factor 1 is specified, the DIV operation divides factor 1 by factor 2; otherwise, it divides the result field by factor 2. The quotient (result) is placed in the result field. If factor 1 is 0, the result of the divide operation is 0. Factor 2 cannot be 0. If it is, an error occurs and the RPG IVexception/error handling routine receives control. When factor 1 is not specified, the result field (dividend) is divided by factor 2 (divisor), and the result (quotient) is placed in the result field. Factor 1 and factor 2 must be numeric; each can contain one of: an array, array element, field, figurative constant, literal, named constant, subfield, or table name.

Any remainder resulting from the divide operation is lost unless the move remainder (MVR) operation is specified as the next operation. If you use conditioning indicators, you must ensure that the DIV operation is processed immediately before the MVR operation. If the MVR operation is processed before the DIV operation, undesirable results occur. If move remainder is the next operation, the result of the divide operation cannot be half-adjusted (rounded).

For further rules for the DIV operation, see Arithmetic Operations.