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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 27, 2016

Keep leading zero with CPYTOSTMF

IBMi data has to be made available to an external application.
It has to be a *TAB seperated "csv" ile.

I use CPYTOIMPF to accomplish this, no poblem here.


But the supplier of the application that has to process the csv file can't handle zero values with numeric values without a leading zero. Zero values show up as ".00" in the file, "0.00" is the fornat they expect,

It would be nice if there was an extra parameter to the command, or if NUMFLDPAD would not be ignored if parameter DTAFMT(*DLM) is used.

Use Case:

Application interface

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Feb 27, 2021

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed.

    Since this enhancement would introduce a change in behavior, it would require a new data area to enable the function. This implementation option limits the number of clients who will ever adopt the enhancement, lowering its potential value to our community. Therefore, the cost necessary to deliver this feature is not considered worth the anticipated benefit.

  • Guest
    Nov 15, 2016

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - DB2 for i
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Sep 28, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #95061 in product IBM i.

  • Guest
    Sep 27, 2016

    Attachment (Description): Example of a CSV file produced with CPYTOIMPF. Zero values show up as .00 0.00 is desired