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Behaviour of the DCLGEN Variable in COBOL with DB2 program

 
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Haresh

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:04 pm    Post subject: Behaviour of the DCLGEN Variable in COBOL with DB2 program
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I accidentally coded in one of the DB2 query within COBOL program like below

DB2_COLUMN_NAME = : DCLGEN-NAME ( space between : and D )

The Prcompilation, compilation & Bind are successful.

Can anyone please explain me why i didnt got any Precompilation error?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:18 pm    Post subject:
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read about white space and the db2 pre-compiler.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject:
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Sorry i still didnt able to understand. My search for the white space and precompiler fetched me the following,

Removing white space and leaving a spare byte:
Replace each non-blank white space character with a blank (X'20') before making a compile request for that statement.
White space characters include:
Carriage return (X'0D')
Line feed (X'0A')
Tab (X'09').


But clearly the blank in between is X'40'. Am i missing something in the above explanation. I have given the link where i got this info below,

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/data/db2/ad/v8/bldg/prepapi.pdf
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