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raman.k

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 8:06 pm    Post subject: Length of DB2 VARCHAR in COBOL declaration
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Hi
I want know the COBOL Db2 programme
In db2 one VARCHAR varibale is there. Now I declared the COBOL equailent. Like
EMP VARCHAR(20).
in COBOL
01 EMP.
49 Len s9(6) comp.
49 name x(20).

Why we need to use length. Can we change any other level number instead of 49.
Please tell describe me

Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 9:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Length of DB2 VARCHAR in COBOL declaration
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raman.k wrote:

01 EMP.
49 Len s9(6) comp.
49 name x(20).
Why we need to use length. Can we change any other level number instead of 49.
After a quick stop off at the FM, I found that it has to be 49. Why we need the length? What do you thing the definition of "variable" is?
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