Sign

Use the Item Subclass Sign property to define whether the number is signed for either the Integer or Decimal value. A sign is a symbol that identifies a number as being either positive or negative. A positive sign is plus (+); a negative sign is negative (-).
Yes
The number is signed. Expands the Sign property to define the sign values. If the Sign property is Yes, a minimum of at least one sign value (If number is +, If number is -, or If number is 0) must be specified and at least one value must be required as input.
No
The number is not signed. This is the default setting.
When you select Yes, you can further define the sign values. The following sub-options are available:
Leading-
The sign precedes the number when it is negative only. For input, a sign is required for negative data, but is optional for positive data.
Trailing-
The sign follows the number when it is negative only. For input, a sign is required for negative data, but is optional for positive data.
Leading+
The sign always precedes the number. A sign is required for input and output data.
Trailing+
The sign always follows the number. A sign is required for input and output data.
Custom
Defaults to Leading- but can be changed.
Sign values may be specified for the following:
  • If Number is + (positive numbers)
  • If Number is - (negative numbers)
  • If Number is 0 (value of zero)
For each value (If number is +, If number is -, or If number is 0), specify the following:
Leading sign
Enter the symbol to be placed before a number.
Trailing sign
Enter the symbol to be placed after a number.
Required on input
If the number has a sign, at least one value (If number is +, If number is -, or If number is 0) must be required on input. Select an option from the drop-down list:
Yes
The sign is mandatory on input.
No
The sign is optional on input.

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