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RE: strsql how to cram fields together



Why doesn't LEFT(fieldname,10) shorten the field for display?

When I code CHARACTER_LENGTH(LEFT(fieldname,10)) it returns the shorter length of 10 instead of the orig field length of 100.

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gary Thompson
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:32 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: strsql how to cram fields together

Cast the field(s) to whatever length:

Sorry, don't have time for better example

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stone, Joel
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 2:28 PM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: strsql how to cram fields together

select left(docid,25),left(title,30) title
from rjsimage/docs00
where title like 'Amendment F%'

should cram the docid and title field together (with a space separating)

Unfortunately when displayed, it still treats the first field as length 100 so the screen is mostly blank as shown.

Any ideas how to cram fields together with a single space or two between?


Display Data
Data width . . . . . . : 302
Position to line . . . . . Shift to column . . . . . .
AS400DOC-000000000851335 Amendment Form
AS400DOC-000000000980174 Amendment Form
AS400DOC-000000003746431 Amendment Form
AS400DOC-000000001071351 Amendment Form

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