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Format change / truncate

Format change / truncate

(OP)
Have two fields :
     average_rating /P8.3   (value is 3.257)
     name /A50    (value is Smith, John)
command is
  print
    name
    average_rating as 'RATE'
yields all the spaces
   NAME                             RATE
  Smith, John                         3.257
how can I get the name to truncate at 20 char & the
rate to print as 3.257 without the 3 front spaces?
THANKS FOR THE HELP!  

RE: Format change / truncate

Truncating the name is easy:

PRINT NAME/A20

However, your numeric is RIGHT JUSTIFIED (so the decimal points all align). If you KNOW that all your fields will have only a single sigit for the whole number component, you can add:

AVERAGE_RATING/P5.3

in your request

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