One of the other replies gives you a solution without going to RPG - I think - the one with the REPEAT function.

That one gets the length of the fully-trimmed value and uses that to get the number of leading blanks you need.

Good luck!

On 4/7/2014 3:17 PM, Buzz Fenner wrote:
On Mon, 7 Apr 2014 16:50:41, Eric DeLong wrote:

How did you define "field"? If it is NOT varchar (or DDS Varying), then
the trim will be ineffective, due to >the fixed length default behavior of
padding blanks.

Hmm, unfortunately it's not Varying so I may have to resort to a small rpg
program where I can get the data into a varying field and do the string


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