reading from a database table (declared with fixed length strings for easier handling in RPG for green screen use) with the _R API calls returns fixed length strings, filled with spaces until the space is exhausted.
Do I need to come up with a hand crafted function to "convert" these to C-style strings, or does IBM i provide an API for achieving this? By "conversion" I want to point out that I don't care if that function just places a NUL on the proper position's original buffer, or the string gets just copied and the copy is treated accordingly.
My Google searches yield a lot of unrelated information, because the question seems rather generic. The IBM API finder list yielded no usable results by searches for string, fixed or NUL.
Thanks for your hints!
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