Thanks Vern, your confirmation helps.

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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Vernon Hamberg
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2014 12:54 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Debugging SQL - question re character variables


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:
"the following EVAL command can be used to display . . . contents " :
"EVAL *SP.z :S 5"
Must be a "C thing" ?

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