Surely
        OneYear = 101
        Current = 0203
*
        NextYr = ( Current + OneYear ) "R(0)#4"

would be simpler???

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Subject: RE: Data typing in MV Basic


The issue I have had to deal with, which may be common to
this
discussion is where we use fiscal year 0203 for 2002/2003.

If you do A = 0203, then sometimes but not always it becomes
203.  where
a = "0203" it remains 0203.

If you want to add a year to make 0203 to 0304 requires
something like
this
        A = 0203
      B = ((10000+A)[2,2])+101)[2,2]):(10000+A)[2,2])
(This also takes Y2K into account that is why it looks more
complex than
it should)

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