

MD ConversionThe MD code transforms integers by scaling them and inserting symbols, such as a currency sign, thousands separators, and a decimal point. The ML and MR codes are similar to MD but have greater functionality.
SYNTAXMDn{m}{Z}{,}{$}{ix}{c}
SYNTAX ELEMENTSn is a number from 0 to 9 that specifies how many digits are to be output after the decimal point. Trailing zeros are inserted as necessary. If n is omitted or 0, the decimal point is not output. m is a number from 0 to 9 which represents the number of digits that the source value contains to the right of the implied decimal point. m is used as a scaling factor and the source value is descaled (divided) by that power of 10. For example, if m=1, the value is divided by 10; if m=2, the value is divided by 100, and so on. If m is omitted, it is assumed to be equal to n (the decimal precision). If m is greater than n, the source value is rounded up or down to n digits. The m option must be present if the ix option is used and both the Z and $ options are omitted. This to remove ambiguity with the ix option. Z suppresses leading zeros. Note that fractional values which have no integer will have a zero before the decimal point. If the value is zero, a null will be output. , specifies insertion of the thousands separator symbol every three digits to the left of the decimal point. The type of separator (comma or period) is specified through the SETTHOU command. (Use the SETDEC command to specify the decimal separator.) $ appends an appropriate currency symbol to the number. The currency symbol is specified through the SETMONEY command. ix aligns the currency symbol by creating a blank field of "i" number of columns. The value to be output overwrites the blanks. The "x" parameter specifies a filler character that can be any nonnumeric character, including a space. c appends a credit character or encloses the value in angle brackets (<>). Can be any one of the following:  Appends a minus sign to negative values. Positive or zero values are followed by a blank.
INPUT CONVERSIONInput conversion works with a number that has only thousands separators and a decimal point.
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