Using TR in a different way omits the commas and decimal point, sign,
and any other funny characters. 
To do this, you swap the roles of the translate table and the string
being translated.

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Sent:Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:24:18 -0400
Subject:Re: converting character to packed

 The TR command would leave all the non-numeric characters in the
data, translated as you specified, so you'd have to have a technique
to pass through the result to remove them. A TRT instruction would
help you find the non-numeric characters, but in this case it would be
considerably slower in execution than the character by character loop
approaches suggested.

 If the original manually-entered data is not edited as it's entered,
there could be many other characters besides "$",",","." and EBCDIC
numeric characters in it. That's something TRT could check for.

 Gary Weinhold
 Senior Application Architect

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 On 2016-10-17 15:11, robi...@dodo.com.au wrote:

 Won't a TR followed by a PACK do this?
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