S370FIBw.d Informat

Reads integer binary (fixed-point) values, including negative values, in IBM mainframe format.
Category: Numeric



Syntax Description

specifies the width of the input field.
specifies the power of 10 by which to divide the value. This argument is optional.


The S370FIBw.d informat reads integer binary (fixed-point) values that are stored in IBM mainframe format, including negative values that are represented in two's complement notation. S370FIBw.d reads integer binary values with consistent results if the values are created in the same type of operating environment that you use to run SAS.
Use S370FIBw.d for integer binary data that are created in IBM mainframe format for reading in other operating environments.
Note: Different operating environments store integer binary values in different ways. This concept is called byte ordering. For a detailed discussion about byte ordering, see Byte Ordering for Integer Binary Data on Big Endian and Little Endian Platforms .


  • If you use SAS on an IBM mainframe, S370FIBw.d and IBw.d are identical.
  • S370FPIBw.d, S370FIBUw.d, and S370FIBw.d are used to read big endian integers in any operating environment.
    To view a table that shows the type of informat to use with big endian and little endian integers, see SAS Informats and Byte Ordering.
    To view a table that compares integer binary notation in several programming languages, see Integer Binary Notation and Different Programming Languages..


You can use the INPUT statement and specify the S370FIB informat. However, this example uses the informat with the INPUT function, where the binary input value is described by using a hexadecimal literal.
SAS Statement
put x=;