Not sure how you are going to inspect each character position
of each field.

But the following works for a single character field:

SELECT * FROM somlib/afile
WHERE onechar < (X'40')
OR onechar > (X'FE')

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Vinay Gavankar
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:11 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Query to identify EBCDIC Printable characters


I want to use Query or SEQUEL (cannot run SQL on production box), to identify any records in a file, that have fields with non-printable characters.

Without having to define every printable character I see in the EBCDIC table in my query, what would be the best way to do this?

This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at

This thread ...


Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page