MULTIPLY
Basic form
MULTIPLY n1 BY n2.
Effect
Multiplies the contents of n1 by the contents of
n2 and places the result in n1 .
This is equivalent to: n1 = n1 * n2.
Example

DATA: DAYS_PER_YEAR TYPE P VALUE 365,
HOURS_PER_DAY TYPE F VALUE '24.0',
MINUTES_PER_YEAR TYPE I VALUE 1.
MULTIPLY MINUTES_PER_YEAR BY DAYS_PER_YEAR.
MULTIPLY MINUTES_PER_YEAR BY HOURS_PER_DAY.
MULTIPLY MINUTES_PER_YEAR BY 60.
MINUTES_PER_YEAR now contains 525600.
Note
The details about conversions and performance given under
COMPUTE also apply to
MULTIPLY .
Note
Runtime errors

BCD_BADDATA : P field contains no correct BCD
format

BCD_FIELD_OVERFLOW : Result field too small (type P )

BCD_OVERFLOW : Overflow with arithmetic operation (type
P )

COMPUTE_INT_TIMES_OVERFLOW : Whole number overflow with
multiplication
Related
COMPUTE ,
MULTIPLYCORRESPONDING
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