This document covers the following topics:
Related Statements: ADD
 COMPRESS

COMPUTE

EXAMINE

MOVE

MOVE ALL

MULTIPLY

RESET

SEPARATE

SUBTRACT
Belongs to Function Group: Arithmetic and Data Movement Operations
The DIVIDE
statement is used to divide an arithmetic
expression or operand into two operands.
Note:
Concerning Division by Zero: If an attempt is made to use a
divisor (operand1
) which is zero,
either an error message or a result equal to zero will be returned; this
depends on the setting of the session parameter ZD
(described in the
Parameter Reference documentation).
DIVIDE
[ROUNDED ]

INTO
operand2 
For an explanation of the symbols used in the syntax diagrams, see Syntax Symbols .
Operand Definition Table:
Operand  Possible Structure  Possible Formats  Referencing Permitted  Dynamic Definition  

operand1

C  S  A  N  N  P  I  F  yes  no  
operand2

S  A  M  N  P  I  F  yes  no 
Syntax Element Description:
Syntax Element  Description 

arithmeticexpression 
See
Arithmetic
Expression in the COMPUTE statement.

operand1 INTO
operand2

Operands:
operand2 := operand2 / operand1 If an
The number of decimal positions for the result of the
division is evaluated from the result field (that is,
For the precision of the result, see Rules for Arithmetic Assignments, Precision of Results of Arithmetic Operations in the Programming Guide. 
ROUNDED

ROUNDED Option:
If you specify the keyword For information on rounding, see Rules for Arithmetic Assignment, Field Truncation and Field Rounding in the Programming Guide. 
DIVIDE
[ROUNDED ]

INTO

GIVING
operand3 
For an explanation of the symbols used in the syntax diagram, see Syntax Symbols.
Operand Definition Table:
Operand  Possible Structure  Possible Formats  Referencing Permitted  Dynamic Definition  

operand1

C  S  A  N  N  P  I  F  yes  no  
operand2

C  S  A  N  N  P  I  F  yes  no  
operand3

S  A  A  U  N  P  I  F  B*  yes  yes 
* Format B of operand3
may
be used only with a length of less than or equal to 4.
Syntax Element Description:
Syntax Element  Description 

arithmeticexpression 
See
Arithmetic
Expression in the COMPUTE statement.

operand1
INTO
operand2
GIVING
operand3

Operands:
The result of the division is stored in
operand3 := operand2 / operand1 The number of decimal positions for the result of the
division is evaluated from the result field (that is,
For the precision of the result, see Rules for Arithmetic Assignments, Precision of Results of Arithmetic Operations in the Programming Guide. 
ROUNDED

ROUNDED Option:
If you specify the keyword For information on rounding, see Rules for Arithmetic Assignment, Field Truncation and Field Rounding in the Programming Guide. 
DIVIDE

INTO 
[GIVING
operand3]
REMAINDER
operand4 
For an explanation of the symbols used in the syntax diagrams, see Syntax Symbols.
Operand Definition Table:
Operand  Possible Structure  Possible Formats  Referencing Permitted  Dynamic Definition  

operand1

C  S  A  N  N  P  I  yes  no  
operand2

C  S  A  N  N  P  I  yes  no  
operand3

S  A  A  U  N  P  I  F  B*  T  yes  yes  
operand4

S  A  A  U  N  P  I  F  B*  T  yes  yes 
* Format B of operand3
and
operand4
may be used only with a length
of less than or equal to 4.
Syntax Element Description:
Syntax Element  Description 

arithmeticexpression 
See
Arithmetic
Expression in the COMPUTE statement.

Operands:
If the If 

GIVING
operand3

GIVING Clause:
If this clause is used,
The number of decimal positions for the result of the
division is evaluated from the result field (that is,
For the precision of the result, see Rules for Arithmetic Assignments, Precision of Results of Arithmetic Operations (in the Programming Guide). 
REMAINDER
operand4

REMAINDER Clause:
The remainder of the division is placed into the field
specified in
For each of these steps, the rules described in Precision of Results of Arithmetic Operations in the Programming Guide apply. 
** Example 'DIVEX1': DIVIDE ************************************************************************ DEFINE DATA LOCAL 1 #A (N7) INIT <20> 1 #B (N7) 1 #C (N3.2) 1 #D (N1) 1 #E (N1) INIT <3> 1 #F (N1) ENDDEFINE * DIVIDE 5 INTO #A WRITE NOTITLE 'DIVIDE 5 INTO #A' 20X '=' #A * RESET INITIAL #A DIVIDE 5 INTO #A GIVING #B WRITE 'DIVIDE 5 INTO #A GIVING #B' 10X '=' #B * DIVIDE 3 INTO 3.10 GIVING #C WRITE 'DIVIDE 3 INTO 3.10 GIVING #C' 8X '=' #C * DIVIDE 3 INTO 3.1 GIVING #D WRITE 'DIVIDE 3 INTO 3.1 GIVING #D' 9X '=' #D * DIVIDE 2 INTO #E REMAINDER #F WRITE 'DIVIDE 2 INTO #E REMAINDER #F' 7X '=' #E '=' #F * END
DIVIDE 5 INTO #A #A: 4 DIVIDE 5 INTO #A GIVING #B #B: 4 DIVIDE 3 INTO 3.10 GIVING #C #C: 1.03 DIVIDE 3 INTO 3.1 GIVING #D #D: 1 DIVIDE 2 INTO #E REMAINDER #F #E: 1 #F: 1