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RE: SYSCOLUMNS returning garbage for COLUMN_TEXT



fixed

Interesting observation. Since this is an OS file, I never thought about
something like that.

Looking at the two machines, the field on the V6.1 machine is CHAR with
CCSID 37 and the V7.1 machine is GRAPHIC with a CCSID 1200. I changed my
SQL to cast it to CHAR (shown below) and it works but I'm still confused.

SELECT SYSTEM_TABLE_NAME, SYSTEM_COLUMN_NAME, CHAR(COLUMN_TEXT) FROM
SYSCOLUMNS WHERE SYSTEM_TABLE_NAME = 'TESTPF'

Since this is an IBM supplied file, any idea how it got to be GRAPHIC (is
that a V7.1 FEATURE)?

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Vernon Hamberg
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2014 11:17 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: SYSCOLUMNS returning garbage for COLUMN_TEXT

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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