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Informats under OpenVMS

IBw.d Informat: OpenVMS

Reads integer (fixed-point) binary values.
Category: numeric
Width range: 1 to 8
Default width: 4
Decimal range: 0 to 10
OpenVMS specifics: native twos-complement notation
See: IBw.d Informat in SAS Language Reference: Dictionary

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specifies the width of the input field.


specifies the power of 10 by which to divide the input value. This argument is optional. If you specify d, the IBw.d informat divides the input value by the 10d value. SAS uses the d value, even if the input data contains decimal points.


The IBw.d informat reads integer-binary (fixed-point) values that are represented in the OpenVMS twos-complement notation. For information about OpenVMS native fixed-point values, see HP OpenVMS Programming Concepts Manual, Volume II, Part I, OpenVMS Programming Interfaces: Calling a System Routine.

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