I am building 4 part SQL select across 4 files using union alls. All 4 files have a date field which is one of the fields I am selecting. My problem is that on one file the date field is defined as L type where the other three files have a date field defined as 8S 0. Since the field I am selecting into has to be compatible across all 4 files and L data type is not an option in RPG.... How can I define or convert this L field so that it will pull it in to the D data type field I currently have defined? Or how can I define the field I am fetching into so that it will be compatible across all 4 files?