Summary of Edit Codes

Table 1 summarizes the edit codes and the options they provide. A simplified version of this table is printed above positions 45 through 70 on the output specifications. Table 2 shows how fields look after they are edited.

Table 3 shows the effect that the different edit codes have on the same field with a specified end position for output.

Table 1. Edit Codes
  DECEDIT Keyword Parameter  
Edit Code Commas Decimal Point Sign for Negative Balance '.' ',' '0,' '0.' Zero Suppress
1 Yes Yes No Sign .00 or 0 ,00 or 0 0,00 or 0 0.00 or 0 Yes
2 Yes Yes No Sign Blanks Blanks Blanks Blanks Yes
3   Yes No Sign .00 or 0 ,00 or 0 0,00 or 0 0.00 or 0 Yes
4   Yes No Sign Blanks Blanks Blanks Blanks Yes
5-91                
A Yes Yes CR .00 or 0 ,00 or 0 0,00 or 0 0.00 or 0 Yes
B Yes Yes CR Blanks Blanks Blanks Blanks Yes
C   Yes CR .00 or 0 ,00 or 0 0,00 or 0 0.00 or 0 Yes
D   Yes CR Blanks Blanks Blanks Blanks Yes
J Yes Yes - (minus) .00 or 0 ,00 or 0 0,00 or 0 0.00 or 0 Yes
K Yes Yes - (minus) Blanks Blanks Blanks Blanks Yes
L   Yes - (minus) .00 or 0 ,00 or 0 0,00 or 0 0.00 or 0 Yes
M   Yes - (minus) Blanks Blanks Blanks Blanks Yes
N Yes Yes - (floating minus) .00 or 0 ,00 or 0 0,00 or 0 0.00 or 0 Yes
O Yes Yes - (floating minus) Blanks Blanks Blanks Blanks Yes
P   Yes - (floating minus) .00 or 0 ,00 or 0 0,00 or 0 0.00 or 0 Yes
Q   Yes - (floating minus) Blanks Blanks Blanks Blanks Yes
X2                
Y3               Yes
Z4               Yes
Note:
  1. These are the user-defined edit codes.
  2. The X edit code ensures a hexadecimal F sign for positive values. Because the system does this for you, normally you do not have to specify this code.
  3. The Y edit code suppresses the leftmost zeros of date fields, up to but not including the digit preceding the first separator. The Y edit code also inserts slashes (⁄) between the month, day, and year according to the following pattern:
       nn⁄n
       nn⁄nn
       nn⁄nn⁄n
       nn⁄nn⁄nn
      nnn⁄nn⁄nn
       nn⁄nn⁄nnnn
      nnn⁄nn⁄nnnn
     nnnn⁄nn⁄nn
    nnnnn⁄nn⁄nn
  4. The Z edit code removes the sign (plus or minus) from a numeric field and suppresses leading zeros.
Table 2. Examples of Edit Code Usage

 
 
 
Edit
Codes

Positive
Number-
Two
Decimal
Positions

Positive
Number-
No
Decimal
Positions

Negative
Number-
Three
Decimal
Positions

Negative
Number-
No
Decimal
Positions

Zero
Balance-
Two
Decimal
Positions

Zero
Balance-
No
Decimal
Positions

Unedited 1234567 1234567 00012␢5 00012␢5 000000 000000
1 12,345.67 1,234,567 .120 120 .00 0
2 12,345.67 1,234,567 .120 120    
3 12345.67 1234567 .120 120 .00 0
4 12345.67 1234567 .120 120    
5-91            
A 12,345.67 1,234,567 .120CR 120CR .00 0
B 12.345.67 1,234,567 .120CR 120CR    
C 12345.67 1234567 .120CR 120CR .00 0
D 12345.67 1234567 .120CR 120CR    
J 12,345.67 1,234,567 .120- 120- .00 0
K 12,345,67 1,234,567 .120- 120-    
L 12345.67 1234567 .120- 120- .00 0
M 12345.67 1234567 .120- 120-    
N 12,345.67 1,234,567 -.120 -120 .00 0
O 12,345,67 1,234,567 -.120 -120    
P 12345.67 1234567 -.120 -120 .00 0
Q 12345.67 1234567 -.120 -120    
X2 1234567 1234567 00012␢5 00012␢5 000000 000000
Y3     0/01/20 0/01/20 0/00/00 0/00/00
Z4 1234567 1234567 120 120    
Note:
  1. These edit codes are user-defined.
  2. The X edit code ensures a hex F sign for positive values. Because the system does this for you, normally you do not have to specify this code.
  3. The Y edit code suppresses the leftmost zeros of date fields, up to but not including the digit preceding the first separator. The Y edit code also inserts slashes (⁄) between the month, day, and year according to the following pattern:
       nn⁄n
       nn⁄nn
       nn⁄nn⁄n
       nn⁄nn⁄nn
      nnn⁄nn⁄nn
       nn⁄nn⁄nnnn  Format used with M, D or blank in position 19
      nnn⁄nn⁄nnnn  Format used with M, D or blank in position 19
     nnnn⁄nn⁄nn    Format used with Y in position 19
    nnnnn⁄nn⁄nn    Format used with Y in position 19
  4. The Z edit code removes the sign (plus or minus) from a numeric field and suppresses leading zeros of a numeric field.
  5. The ␢ represents a blank. This may occur if a negative zero does not correspond to a printable character.
Table 3. Effects of Edit Codes on End Position
Negative Number, 2 Decimal Positions. End Position Specified as 10.
Output Print Positions
Edit Code 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Unedited       0 0 4 1 K1  
1         4 . 1 2  
2         4 . 1 2  
3         4 . 1 2  
4         4 . 1 2  
5-92                  
A     4 . 1 2 C R  
B     4 . 1 2 C R  
C     4 . 1 2 C R  
D     4 . 1 2 C R  
J       4 . 1 2 -  
K       4 . 1 2 -  
L       4 . 1 2 -  
M       4 . 1 2 -  
N       - 4 . 1 2  
O       - 4 . 1 2  
P       - 4 . 1 2  
Q       - 4 . 1 2  
X       0 0 4 1 K1  
Y     0 / 4 1 / 2  
Z           4 1 2  
Note:
  1. K represents a negative 2.
  2. These are user-defined edit codes.