The I edit descriptor transfers decimal integer values. It takes the following form:
The value of m (the minimum number of digits in the constant) must not exceed the value of w (the field width). The m has no effect on input, only output.
The specified I/O list item must be of type integer or logical.
The G edit descriptor can be used to edit integer data; it follows the same rules as Iw.
Rules for Input Processing
On input, the I data edit descriptor transfers w characters from an external field and assigns their integer value to the corresponding I/O list item. The external field data must be an integer constant.
If the value exceeds the range of the corresponding input list item, an error occurs.
The following shows input using the I edit descriptor (the symbol ^ represents a nonprinting blank character):
Format Input Value I4 2788 2788 I3 -26 -26 I9 ^^^^^^312 312
Rules for Output Processing
On output, the I data edit descriptor transfers the value of the corresponding I/O list item, right-justified, to an external field that is w characters long.
The field consists of zero or more blanks, followed by a sign (a plus sign is optional for positive values, a minus sign is required for negative values), followed by an unsigned integer constant with no leading zeros.
If m is specified, the unsigned integer constant must have at least m digits. If necessary, it is padded with leading zeros.
If m is zero, and the output list item has the value zero, the external field is filled with blanks.
The following shows output using the I edit descriptor (the symbol ^ represents a nonprinting blank character):
Format Value Output I3 284 284 I4 -284 -284 I4 0 ^^^0 I5 174 ^^174 I2 3244 ** I3 -473 *** I7 29.812 An error; the decimal point is invalid I4.0 0 ^^^^ I4.2 1 ^^01 I4.4 1 0001
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