Error when passing a PARM

I am attempting to pass a PARM to a program of mine and it is generating an error: MCH1202.  I did the DSPMSGD for the error and it is telling me that I have a decimal error but I am not sure how to fix it.

Here is the relevant code:

In the program I have the following lines to invoke the PARMS:

C     *entry        plist                                        
C                   parm                    SSN               9 0

the physical file that I am using this over has the following field defined as SSN:

      A            SSN            9S 0

I am sure that it is something that I am just overlooking or forgot to consider, so any comment or suggestion would be appreciated.

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Ahhhh the joys of RPG - we have all been there:-)

your SSN in the DDS is a signed numeric and on your parm it is a packed numeric (RPG default).

in your rpg you need a D spec to declare ssn with a data type of S

Dssn              s              9s 0      



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dpalmeAuthor Commented:
Do I still leave the 9  0 in the parm line ?

dpalmeAuthor Commented:
I still seem to have the same error.  So I went back and changed the physical file to packed decimal and excluded the D spec....but I am still getting the same error.

dpalmeAuthor Commented:
I think I found the problem Dave, I was not deliminiting the parm with the following:

I forgot to include the ''

Now it works.
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