Your initial post showed a value for a pointer - this version takes the
contents AT the pointer and displays it as a string of 5 length - :s
means display as string, 5 means 5 long.
SQL stored procedures are created using C, so yeah, it's a C thing,
where strings are actually pointers.
On 8/29/2014 12:23 PM, Gary Thompson wrote:
Hmm, reading further in Kent's pdf:
DECLARE z CHAR(5)
"the following EVAL command can be used to display . . . contents " :
"EVAL *SP.z :S 5"
Must be a "C thing" ?