I don't know why without seeing the SQL statement and the COBOL code but I do know what so maybe that will help:

On 30/08/2008, at 12:16 AM, Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen wrote:

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The problem is caused by the leading X'4E' which is a ) in EBCDIC. Your zoned-numeric number is )0001 when it probably should be 00001. So is there anything in your SQL (or perhaps stored procedure definition) that could cause a ) to appear in the data?

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