12: The ALPHA conversion routine

12. Select the correct statements about the ALPHA conversion routine in BW.

a. An ALPHA conversion routine is assigned to a characteristic info object automatically when it is created.
b. An ALPHA conversion routine is used to convert characteristic values from 'external to internal' values only.
c. Conversion is done on alphabets and numeric input values.
d. An ALPHA conversion routine removes the spaces on the right side of numeric values and right aligns them.
e. The left side of the numeric input values are filled with zeros.

ANSWERS: A, D, E

The ALPHA conversion routine is assigned to the characteristic info objects when created. This needs to be deleted manually if not required. The conversion is applied to 'external to internal' formats and vice versa. For 'external to internal' formats, the values are right aligned and the spaces on left side is padded with zeros.

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This was first published in September 2006
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