The source file is a flat-file, externally-defined. The target file has a packed field.
Dan Bale wrote:
When you said COMP, I thought you were talking COBOL, and comparing that to P-type field.
Defining a packed field in query? Let me ask, is this an externally-defined file you are querying? It sounds like you might be dealing with a "flat-file" with no external definition and, so, you have packed data in a long character field you need to extract. Is that it?
Otherwise, I have no idea why you need to explicitly define a packed field.
Glenn Thompson Senior Analyst American Trouser, Inc. gthompson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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