Exact Numeric Data Types

The exact numeric data types DECIMAL and NUMERIC can hold values up to a driver-specified precision and scale.

They are declared in COBOL as SIGNED COMP-3, PACKED-DECIMAL or as NUMERIC USAGE DISPLAY.

For example:

03 packed1      pic s9(8)v9(10) usage comp-3.
03 packed2      pic s9(8)v9(10) usage display.

OpenESQL

OpenESQL supports using both formats as host variables.