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Scott Lindstrom wrote:
I think I found it - I switched these around and I in better shape (I
SET MY-PTR UP BY LENGTH OF SQL-STATEMENT-TEXT-LEN
SET ADDRESS OF SQL-STATEMENT-TEXT2 TO MY-PTR
I have a trivial example that you might want to review at:
I mostly used your variable names from /COPY, but I simply declared
them as individual fields rather than copying the whole /COPY
module. I declared SQL-STATEMENT-TEXT2 as a LINKAGE data item as a
variable-length array of characters that OCCURS DEPENDING on the
length field. It's declared within a 01-level group item that
becomes "variable-length" as far as STRING is concerned.
The result of my STRING will show in the joblog, or in Command Entry
detailed messages if you call from the command line. The result
shows that only "Here is enough text" gets pulled from the
One specific item of caution -- If you're working with
QIBM_QZDA_SQL2 with the ZDAQ0200 format, ensure that you do NOT use
SQL-STATEMENT-TEXT2-LEN as your length field if it has a value
greater than 1024. You might want to declare a different field and
either move SQL-STATEMENT-TEXT2-LEN or 1024 into it depending on
whether SQL-STATEMENT-TEXT2-LEN is too big. Also, decide how to
handle a case where length is zero. Eventually you WILL run across
both conditions (among various interesting others).
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