So it sounds like you're suggesting I somehow change the declaration of the field in my files to BINARY. Can I do that in the DDS? Can I do it with some sort of a CHG or ALTER TABLE?

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From: java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of CRPence
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Subject: Re: JT400 Record-level access problem

On 19 Oct 2012 10:46, CRPence wrote:

I suppose a likely problem origin is for use of CCSID 37 instead of
FOR BIT DATA; the collation [Sort Sequence] would be moot for the kind
of issue I am thinking of. <<SNIP>>

Actually the use of CHAR, even with FOR BIT DATA, would likely suffer the same type of problem I alluded. That is to suggest, even the declaration of CHAR FOR BIT DATA is still "character-string" data for which the blank-pad character changes between encoding choices ASCII vs EBCDIC. Thus I presume the data type to support 8-byte unsigned integer
*must* be BINARY... which I expect the database key processing *must*
*never* infer any pad-character to be used for comparisons.

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