Can PIC S9(12) be stored in a line sequential file?

The MicroFocus documentation in, in section, says that line sequential files "correspond to simple text files as produced by the standard editor provided with your operating system".

I've created a line-sequential file whose records are PIC S9(12) OCCURS 1600.  When I look at the output in Notepad, I see that the number -999999999999 appears to be stored as 99999999999y.

Do I need to change my organization from "line sequential" to "sequential", or can a program reading that line-sequential file actually convert the 99999999999y back to -999999999999 ???


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