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 TRNVAL          TRANSLATE VALUE                        TAACLQB

 The  Translate Value  command  provides a  command  front end  for  the
 QDCXLATE API.   TRNVAL allows a  simple translation of a  field using a
 translate  table.   A  second command  TRNVAL2 is  even simpler  and is
 designed to be used in a HLL program by calling XLATE.

 A typical TRNVAL command use would be:

              DCL        &TRNVAL *CHAR LEN(1000)
              TRNVAL     INPVAL(xxxx) TRNVAL(&TRNVAL) LENGTH(10)

 The default for TRNVAL is  to use the system supplied  QSYSTRNTBL table
 which translates  from lower to upper  case.  Therefore,  the result of
 the  example  would be  that the  value in  TRNVAL  would be  all upper
 case.  The  LENGTH parameter describes  the length of  the field to  be

 The second  command TRNVAL2  (XLATE program) is  designed to  be called
 from  a  HLL program.    XLATE is  passed  two parameters.    The first
 parameter may be  up to 1000  bytes and is returned  as the  translated
 value.   The second  parameter must  be defined  as *DEC  LEN(5 0)  and
 describes the  length to translate.   XLATE uses  the QSYSTRNTBL system
 supplied translate table.  A typical use of XLATE would be:

      C                     MOVE 'xxxx'    INPVAL
      C                     CALL 'XLATE'
      C                     PARM           INPVAL 10
      C                     PARM 10        LENGTH  50

 The  value  passed in  INPVAL  would be  translated  to upper  case and

 Mismatch of value to translate and length

 You  must ensure  that  the  length  specified matches  what  you  want

 For example, if the  value to be translated is 'abc' and  a length of 2
 is described, the return value will be 'ABc'.

 TRNVAL Command parameters                             *CMD

    INPVAL        The  input value to  be translated.   It can  be up to
                  1000 bytes in length.  The value is not changed.

    TRNVAL        The return translated value.   It must be declared  as
                  *CHAR LEN(1000).

    LENGTH        The  length to  be  translated.   The  default is  10.
                  The  value must  be  between 1  and 1000.    The exact
                  length is not required,  but a smaller value  improves
                  performance.   A  shorter length  only translates  the
                  number of characters specified.

    TRNTBL        The  qualified name of  the translation table  to use.
                  The   default  is  QSYSTRNTBL   which  is  the  system
                  supplied  table that  converts  lower  case  to  upper
                  case.  The library defaults to *LIBL.

 TRNVAL2 Command parameters                            *CMD

    INPVAL        The  input value to  be passed  and translated  in the
                  same  field to upper case.   It must  be a *CHAR field
                  up to 1000 bytes.

    LENGTH        The length to be translated.   The default is 10.   If
                  the CPP XLATE  is called directly, the  parameter must
                  be  specified as  *DEC LEN(5  0).   The value  must be
                  between 1 and 1000.


 Because both commands return a variable,  they can only be executed  in
 a CL program.




 None, the tool is ready to use.

 Objects used by the tool

    Object        Type    Attribute      Src member    Src file
    ------        ----    ---------      ----------    ----------

    TRNVAL        *CMD                   TAACLQB       QATTCMD
    TRNVAL2       *CMD                   TAACLQB2      QATTCMD
    TAACLQBC      *PGM       CLP         TAACLQBC      QATTCL
    XLATE         *PGM       CLP         TAACLQBC2     QATTCL


 TRNVAL      Cmd
    TAACLQBC   CL pgm

 TRNVAL2     Cmd
    XLATE       CL pgm

Added to TAA Productivity Tools April 1, 1995

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