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RE: strsql how to cram fields together



fixed

Just for the record, I usually use SUBSTR in place of LEFT, as I find myself VERY comfortable with substring functions... It behaves intuitively in terms of the length of the returned string, so I find it suits me to a TEE...

Select substr(docid,1,25) concat substr(title,1,30) as title
from rjsimage/docs00
where title like 'Amendment F%'

-Eric DeLong

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Buck Calabro
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:35 PM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: strsql how to cram fields together

On 3/28/2014 4:27 PM, Stone, Joel wrote:
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?

Thanks

Display Data
Data width . . . . . . : 302
Position to line . . . . . Shift to column . . . . . .
....+....1....+....2....+....3....+....4....+....5....+....6....+....7....+....8....+....9....+...10....+...11....+...12....+...13.
LEFT ( DOCID , 25 ) TITLE
AS400DOC-000000000851335 Amendment Form
AS400DOC-000000000980174 Amendment Form
AS400DOC-000000003746431 Amendment Form
AS400DOC-000000001071351 Amendment Form

CAST it as a character of the length that you prefer.
select cast(left(docid,25) as char(25))...
--buck





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