01-01-1995, 02:00 AM
I tried one of the articles on the alternate collating sequence by George A Bennett. He had created a sequence starting from 00-FF Where he changed the sequence of F0-FF to get a different sequencefor the numbers 0-9. It is funny though that putting the sequence asF8F9F0F1F2F3F4F5F6F7FAFBFCFDFEFF brings the sequence table when doing a DSPTBL a sequence of 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0,1 for the numbers. Why is this pattern a 10 - the sequence where you want to begin. I was expecting a one to one mapping. I thought the above example would start with 8. If you wanted a sequence starting with 3,4,5,....2 it would be (10-3) so the table would end in F7F8..........FF. The next one is in the example the table was created with a table type of *SRTSEQ what really is the difference between creating it using the *CRT or the *SRTSEQ parameter. I used this method in a lot of Y2K stuff involving files having 6 digit date fields instead ofconverting them to 7. Thanks for replying.