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# Rounding

## Rounding

(OP)
Hello!

There's the ROUND function which however is not available on our system (it's only available on certain systems). I was then looking for another way to round a D12.2 format to a I12 format with correct rounding (not truncating the two decimals).

In the manual I found this:
"When a value with decimal places is assigned to an integer field, the value is rounded before it is stored. If the value is assigned via a DEFINE or COMPUTE command, the decimal portion of the value is truncated before it is stored."

I wonder about the first sentence. How is this possible without using DEFINE or COMPUTE? Does anyone know?

Thnax for help!
Eva

### RE: Rounding

Have you tried using an intermediate D12 (or P12) field?
e.g.
FLD1/D12.2 = value with 2 decimal places;
FLD2/D12 = FLD1; (Or FLD2/P12 = FLD1)
INT1/I12 = FLD2;
D and P fields behave slightly differently when it comes
to rounding; In this case, D might be better.

Peter.

### RE: Rounding

(OP)
Hello Peter,

thanks a lot. I now use the P format. Works fine!

Eva

### RE: Rounding

Eva,

The first sentence refers to data entry. Putting the value 1.6 into an I3 field, stores the value as 1.

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