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Re: SYSCOLUMNS returning garbage for COLUMN_TEXT



fixed

John

This looks like a CCSID issue - the result on the 7.1 machine looks like UTF-16 or the like -

It might be useful to check the CCSIDs of the columns on each system.

And it might be interesting to see the HEX() value on each system.

All that would likely confirm a CCSID matter.

HTH
Vern

On 8/4/2014 9:56 PM, John R. Smith, Jr. wrote:
I am trying to retrieve column information for a file using SQL. The file
was created using DDS and has TEXT values as shown below. However, when the
below sql statement on a V7.1 machine, it returns garbage / unprintable
characters but it works on a V6.1 machine. Is the V7.1 machine missing a
PTF or something or what is different between V6.1 and V7.1?



==> Here is the DDS

R RTEST


FIELD1 10 TEXT('FIELD1')



==> Here is the SQL statement

SELECT SYSTEM_TABLE_NAME, SYSTEM_COLUMN_NAME, COLUMN_TEXT FROM SYSCOLUMNS
WHERE SYSTEM_TABLE_NAME = 'TESTPF'



==> Here are the results of the SQL on a V7.1 machine.

SYSTEM_TABLE_NAME SYSTEM_COLUMN_NAME COLUMN_TEXT

TESTPF FIELD1 ã ñ á < à



==> Here are the results of the SQL on a V6.1 machine.

SYSTEM_TABLE_NAME SYSTEM_COLUMN_NAME COLUMN_TEXT

TESTPF FIELD1 FIELD1







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