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Aug 06, 2010 at 01:48 PM

ALPHA conversion routine

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Hi All,

I'm having a problem with the ALPHA conversion routine. As far as I know, if you create a new InfoObject and you set the ALPHA routine, you should see leading zeros in the resulting value.

In my case, I have 2 InfoObjects that I want to concatenate in the new one. Let's say I have an InfoObject of 4 characters and the other of 8 characters. I created a new one of 12 characters now.

First, I didn't do it with the ALPHA routine, but then I read that it is necessary for the leading zeros that my client wants.

So I enmptied the InfoCube where it was being used, I also deleted the master data of the 12 characters InfoObject and went to the RSD1 to be able to add the ALPHA routine. For this, I had to change the InfoObject from NUMC to CHAR type, because not the ALPHA routine was not being taken into account.

I went to my transformation and tested the result of the concatenate, but it is still showing as in the example:

0011 + 02664575 = 1102664575

Is there something that I am forgetting to do? Any other way to have the leading zeros?

Thanks in advance,

Miriam