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DIVIDE
Quick Reference
Syntax
DIVIDE dobj1 BY dobj2.
Effect
This statement has the same effect as the statement
dobj1 = dobj1 / dobj2.
The content of dobj1 is divided by the content of dobj2
and the result is assigned to dobj1. The data objects dobj1
and dobj2 have to be numeric. Only data objects can be specified, no calls or other expressions. The
calculation type is determined like an arithmetic expression.
Programming Guidelines
Notes

Division by the value 0 is undefined and raises a handleable exception. The only situation where division by 0 does not raise an exception is if the dividend is also 0. Here, the result is set to 0.

One obsolete form of the statement DIVIDE is DIVIDECORRESPONDING.
Exceptions
Handleable Exceptions
CX_SY_ARITHMETIC_OVERFLOW

Cause: Overflow in arithmetic operation (type p)
Runtime Error: BCD_OVERFLOW

Cause: Integer overflow in division
Runtime Error: COMPUTE_INT_DIV_OVERFLOW
CX_SY_CONVERSION_OVERFLOW

Cause: Overflow in arithmetic operation (type p, with specified length)
Runtime Error: BCD_FIELD_OVERFLOW
CX_SY_ZERODIVIDE

Cause: Division by 0 (type p)
Runtime Error: BCD_ZERODIVIDE

Cause: Division by 0 (type f)
Runtime Error: COMPUTE_FLOAT_ZERODIVIDE

Cause: Division by 0 (type i)
Runtime Error: COMPUTE_INT_ZERODIVIDE
NonHandleable Exceptions

Cause: p field does not contain the correct BCD format
Runtime Error: BCD_BADDATA