Binary Zeroes vs Zeroes - Hewlett Packard

This is a discussion on Binary Zeroes vs Zeroes - Hewlett Packard ; I hope someone knows the answer to this (I'm sure some guru knows this one) -- Is binary zeroes = nulls ? or is it just a plain old "MOVE ZEROES TO field" ?? TIA, Brian. * To join/leave the ...

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  1. Binary Zeroes vs Zeroes

    I hope someone knows the answer to this (I'm sure some guru knows this one) --


    Is binary zeroes = nulls ?

    or is it just a plain old "MOVE ZEROES TO field" ??


    TIA,
    Brian.

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  2. Re: Binary Zeroes vs Zeroes

    In COBOL, I don't think there is any way to identify a field with a
    "value of nulls" - unless, by definition, it is to check it for a
    value of binary zeroes, which is "low-values" for a character-defined
    field (such as PIC XXX) or zero for a binary-defined field (such as
    PIC 9(4) COMP).

    I'm sure others will correct me if I'm wrong.


    At 02:18 PM 08-07-06, Brian Donaldson wrote:
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    >Is binary zeroes = nulls ?
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    >or is it just a plain old "MOVE ZEROES TO field" ??
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