Joined: 22 Apr 2006 Posts: 6258 Location: Mumbai, India
Why not give it a try your own?
You're not using INITIALIZE statement with REPLACING phrase and CHTS is defined as alphanumeric -- so as the definition goes, SPACE is the implied sending field for alphabetic, alphanumeric,national, alphanumeric-edited, and DBCS items.
I'd just add to what Anuj has said... "how could it possibly be a timestamp!"
If, through some sort of magic, the compiler could realise that the field could conveniently hold a timestamp (26 bytes long) and that from something in the data-name the intention of the human was for it to actually hold a timestamp - how would it know what you wanted it to be INITIALIZEd to? A timestamp format with zero values (so, midnight)? The "current" timestamp (so it would magically have to extract from DB2?)?
Please think before posting. It'll save you so some brickbats.