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FOC1130 what went wrong with the format conversion?

FOC1130 what went wrong with the format conversion?

FOC1130 what went wrong with the format conversion?

(OP)
Hello!

In my Master File Description I have defined the following field:

FIELDNAME=SUM         ,ALIAS=SUM         ,   
USAGE=I007    ,ACTUAL=P013    ,              
DESC='SUM                                 ',$


And I receive the error FOC1130 (Format conversion error).

Can anybody tell me what goes wrong in converting the P013 format to a I007 format?

Thanks a lot
Eva

RE: FOC1130 what went wrong with the format conversion?

Try I7 and P13. Focus doesn't really use leading zeroes in formats. BTW, you are going to have no end of trouble with that field name. SUM is almost certainly a reserved word, and Focus is going to have a devil of a time trying to figure out what you are talking about.

RE: FOC1130 what went wrong with the format conversion?

Leading zeros are should not be an issue in the master file description, but as kiddpete stated SUM as a field name (or alias) will cause you many headaches.  Change the field name/alias to something like SUM_FLD and you should be OK

SUM is a verb for a table request.

RE: FOC1130 what went wrong with the format conversion?

(OP)
Hi!

The leading zeros are no problem. I use them with character fields as well. But I now found the solution to the problem. I had an old data description that was used with RAMIS (another programming language that is similar to WebFocus). And P13 in RAMIS is P7 in WebFocus. A collegue told me the thumb rule is

(Packed RAMIS format + 1) / 2 = Packed WebFocus format

ok, SUM... I know what you mean. I now use a different name. Thanxs a lot.

Eva

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