## Exporting Signed Numerics EBCDIC

I needed a function to create an EBCDIC overpunch to numeric values in an access database when exporting the data as text files for loading into OneSource.

This function might help if you need something similar

```Function EbcDic(ByVal tmpNumber As Double, ByVal tmpDec As Integer, ByVal tmpPlaces As Integer)
'--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'OneSource Requirement for Signed Numeric Fields
'Below is the conversion table of signed numeric values (right most over-punch character) to EBCIDIC:
'(you do not need to worry about positive numbers, it is only negative numbers that need the translation)

'Positive   'Negative
'0 = {      '0 = }
'1 = A      '1 = J
'2 = B      '2 = K
'3 = C      '3 = L
'4 = D      '4 = M
'5 = E      '5 = N
'6 = F      '6 = O
'7 = G      '7 = P
'8 = H      '8 = Q
'9 = I      '9 = R
'
'  (for example a -592.52 ... will be passed as 00000005925K)
'--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dim tmpStr, tmpTrans, tmpPos, tmpFactor
Dim tmpFilled
tmpFilled = "00000000000000"

If Len(tmpNumber & "") = 0 Then
EbcDic = right(tmpFilled, tmpPlaces)
Exit Function
End If

Select Case tmpDec
Case 0
tmpFactor = 1
Case 1
tmpFactor = 10
Case 2
tmpFactor = 100
Case 3
tmpFactor = 1000
Case 4
tmpFactor = 10000
End Select

If tmpNumber >= 0 Then
EbcDic = right(tmpFilled & Int(tmpNumber * tmpFactor), tmpPlaces)
Exit Function
Else
tmpTrans = Int((tmpNumber * tmpFactor) * -1)
tmpPos = InStr(1, "0123456789", right(tmpTrans, 1), 1)

tmpStr = Left(tmpTrans, (Len(tmpTrans) - 1)) & right(Left("}JKLMNOPQR", tmpPos), 1)
EbcDic = right(tmpFilled & tmpStr, tmpPlaces)
End If

End Function```