binary-coded decimal

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binary-coded decimal

n
(Computer Science) a number in binary code written in groups of four bits, each group representing one digit of the corresponding decimal number. Abbreviation: BCD
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Files using a more compact representation for dates, such as binary, or packed decimal, will need to be modified in some other way.
The wizard allows you to point and click between XML, COBOL and text, LDIF and CSV files, and between EBCDIC and ASCII fields, packed decimal and numeric, etc.
Note this solution is not valid for packed decimal dates, discussed earlier.