• Subject: RE: Variable length records and network files
  • From: Jon Paris <paris@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 01:12:24 -0400

>>You could use an RPG program compiled with CVTOPT(*VARCHAR) as follows:

The "nice" RPG IV equivalent for this DS would be this:

     D PayData
DS
     D  Length                        5I 0 << A better choice than
B
     D  Output                      251


If you are using V4R2, you can use the Variable length field directly like so:

      D PayData         S            251    Varying


Of course this, as with the previous examples assumes that the first two bytes
contain the length in binary.  Don't recall the original post stating that.  If
the field is a "C" type null terminated field then the treatment changes.

Jon Paris - AS/400 AD Market Support - paris@ca.ibm.com
Phone: (416) 448-4019   -   Fax: (416) 448-4414
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