My company currently uses Net Express 3.1 and will be migrating to Visual COBOL within the next several months. We use the SPZERO compiler directive on majority of the programs we migrated off the mainframe several years ago. This is due to having spaces in numeric fields on the old mainframe data files. At the time of migration, it was better to use SPZERO than to modify the files/programs. I read in the Visual COBOL documentation that SPZERO has been deprecated and is not supported in Visual COBOL. Is there an alternate way to accomplish the same behavior as SPZERO in Visual COBOL?