i have a serial number which has been defined in global defination of smartforms as STRING .
The serial number can be numeric , alphabet or alphanumeric .
when it is numeric , then it displays numbers as 000000000011112345 .
so what i have done is i used the function 'ABS' .
This function works fine when the serial number is numeric but it gives a short dump when the serial number is alphabet or alphanumeric .
any suggestions gurus .