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Converts the value of an expression to float format.

Parameters

  1. Numeric or Character Expression


Examples

Example 1: Int -> Float

pjs.define("f1", { type: 'float', length: 8 });
 
f1 = pjs.parseFloat(12345);
 
return f1;
//1.2345E4
 

 

Example 2: Char -> Float

 

pjs.define("c1", { type: 'char', length: 15, initValue: ' + 5 . 2 ' });
pjs.define("f1", { type: 'float', length: 8 });

fl1 = pjs.parseFloat(c1); 
 
return f1;
// 5.2E0

Example 3: Packed Decimal Expression

 

pjs.define("p1", { type: 'packed decimal', length: 15, decimals: 0, initValue: 1 });
pjs.define("p2", { type: 'packed decimal', length: 25, decimals: 13, initValue: 3 });
pjs.define("result1", { type: 'packed decimal', length: 15, decimals: 5 });
 
result1 = pjs.parseFloat(p1 / p2);  
return result1;
//0.33333.

 

RPG Equivalent 

%FLOAT()