DSPFFD does not know about SQL data types - only DDS data types - see the post I just sent for something on B types.

The output file for DSPFFD has the WHFLDT field, and its values can be these -

Type: B,A,S,P,F,O,J,E,H,L,T,Z,G,1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Not an I in the place!

It's strange but true - I have created a B(9 0) in DDS and put 10 digit number there in SQL - something like that, anyhow.


On 7/21/2014 3:16 PM, Luis Rodriguez wrote:

My mistake. I'm afraid that you are right....

Although V5R3's SQL Reference manual states that:

*Large integer *
A large integer is a binary number composed of 4 bytes with a precision of
10 digits. The range of large integers is −2147483648 to +2147483647.

If I create a table with:

A quick DSPFFD shows the LARGE_INTE field as 9B 0. Could it be that the
sign occupies a digit's byte?



Luis Rodriguez
IBM Certified Systems Expert — eServer i5 iSeries

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