Symptoms

Assume that you use the Provider for Host Files in Microsoft Host Integration Server 2013 to query a particular field under the following conditions:

  • In the Cobol book, the field is defined as PIC S9(4) COMP-4.

  • The field contains a negative value.

  • The field is mapped to a DataType of System.Decimal.


In this situation, the query returns an incorrect value in the form of a very large negative number.  

Note When the value is non-negative, the query works as expected.

Resolution

Cumulative update information

This update is included in Cumulative Update 2 for Host Integration Server 2013.

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