Specifying an Exponent for Floating Point Numbers

The way a floating point number is formatted depends on whether an exponent is specified. The mantissa is adjusted by shifting the decimal point and, if necessary, introducing leading zeros, according to the exponent chosen. Using an exponent value of 0 means that the exponent representation will not be used for displaying the symbol.



If you specify an exponent of 0, then the number is displayed without using the exponent representation. This has the same effect as completely omitting the specification of an exponent: &symbol(E0)& has the same effect as &symbol(E)&

In this example, the PLMK-SOLLWERT field is assumed to have the value 123456.78 and to be of data type FLTP.

&PLMK-SOLLWERT& -> +1.23456780000000E+05
&PLMK-SOLLWERT(E3)& -> +123.456780000000E+03
&PLMK-SOLLWERT(E6)& -> +0.12345678000000E+06
&PLMK-SOLLWERT(E0)& -> +123456.780000000
&PLMK-SOLLWERT(E)& -> +123456.780000000