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Why Varchar in db2 instead of COBOL Binary

 
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nandinihb

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:00 pm    Post subject: Why Varchar in db2 instead of COBOL Binary
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hi all,
in db2 why we declare varchr(n) to cobol equivalent of
pic s9(4)comp
pic x(n)

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priyesh.agrawal

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: varchar in db2
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Hi nandinihb,

pic s9(4)comp is to be defined to capture length of the field while pic x(n) represents the value of the variable.

So when you extract data you might need to modify reference as according to variable length stored in earlier part.

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Priyesh.
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