EDTCDE  EDITC  EDITW
Edit Code Description 
No Sign 
CR Sign 
Sign (R) 
Sign (L) 
Commas and zero balances 
1 
A 
J 
N 
Commas 
2 
B 
K 
O 
Zero balances 
3 
C 
L 
P 
No commas or zero balances 
4 
D 
M 
Q 
Date edit (4 digit year) 
W 



No edit (suppress sign) 
X 



Date edit 
Y 



Suppress leading zeros 
Z 








User defined edit codes 5  9 
User defined edit codes are created with the CRTEDTD or WRKEDTD commands.
Any userdefined edit code will exist in library QSYS, with the name QEDIT5, QEDIT6. QEDIT7, QEDIT8 and QEDIT9. 
Edit Code 
Positive 
Negative 
Zeroes 
Description 
1 
12,345.67 
12,345.67 
.00 
No Sign Commas, Zero Balances 
2 
12,345.67 
12,345.67 

No Sign Commas, No Zero Balances 
3 
12345.67 
12345.67 
.00 
No Sign Zero Balances, No Commas 
4 
12345.67 
12345.67 

No Sign No Commas, No Zero Balances 
A 
12,345.67 
12,345.67CR 
.00  CR Commas, Zero Balances 
B 
12,345.67 
12,345.67CR 

CR Commas, No Zero Balances 
C 
12345.67 
12345.67CR 
.00  CR Zero Balances, No Commas 
D 
12345.67 
12345.67CR 
 CR No Commas, No Zero Balances 
J 
12,345.67 
12,345.67 
.00  Minus on right Commas, Zero Balances 
K 
12,345.67 
12,345.67 
 Minus on right Commas, No Zero Balances 
L 
12345.67 
12345.67 
.00  Minus on right Zero Balances, No Commas 
M 
12345.67 
12345.67 
 Minus on right No Commas, No Zero Balances 
N 
12,345.67 
12,345.67 
.00  Minus on left Commas, Zero Balances 
O 
12,345.67 
12,345.67 

Minus on left Commas, No Zero Balances 
P 
12345.67 
12345.67 
.00  Minus on left Zero Balances, No Commas 
Q 
12345.67 
12345.67 
 Minus on left No Commas, No Zero Balances 
Edit codes are generally used in Output Section,
EDTCDE & EDTWRD in DDS Section,
%EDITC & %EDITW in Definition and
Calculation Sections.
Output Section.
The edit code is in position 44 on the same line as the field name to be edited.
An edit word can be entered in quotation marks for more specific editing.
DDS Section.
EDTCDE() or
EDTWRD() on screen and printer dds's is entered in the section against
the field name to specify how the field is displayed.
If the
EDTCDE() or
EDTWRD() is used on a PF dds, the keyword is used to format the field in QUERY reports.
Calculation Sections.
%EDITC in the calculations section formats a numeric field and stores it in a character
field.
%TRIM can be used with this to left justify an edited field.
%EDITC has the following formats ...
%EDITC(number: editcode);
where output = 12,345.67
and number is defined as 7,2 and contains 0012345.67 = 0012345.67,
editcode = K
%EDITC(number: editcode: currency);
where output = €12,345.67
and number is defined as 7,2 and contains 0012345.67 = 0012345.67,
editcode = K,
currency = €
%EDITC(number: editcode: *astfill);
where output = ***12,345.67
and number is defined as 7,2 and contains 0012345.67 = 0012345.67,
editcode = K,
*astfill is a constant
%EDITC(number: editcode: *cursym);>
where output = €12,345.67
and number is defined as 7,2 and contains 0012345.67 = 0012345.67,
editcode = K,
*cursym = €.
*CURSYM has a default value of $.
This is defined in the system values at QCURSYM.
To change the value of *CURSYM for the program, use CURSYM on the H (control) specification.
e.g. H cursym('€')
This is an example of using %EDITW ...
%EDITW(number: zword);
where output = 12,345Euros 67Cents
and number is defined as 7,2 and contains 0012345.67,
zword contains " , Euros& Cents".
(There are 4 spaces to the left of the comma, 3 spaces to the right of the comma and 2 spaces after Euros.
The & will force a space to be output, the remaining spaces will be filled with digits
from the number field.)
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