• Subject: Re: Null Capable Fields... Help Needed...
  • From: "R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr." <rbruceh@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 07:59:59 -0400

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cmiranda@ORIENTAL.COM wrote:
> 
> We have this scenario here at work.  And I thought I ran it by you to see if
> anybody has any ideas.
> 
> We have fields within DB2 files defined as "Null Capable".
> 
> Within an RPG IV program we try to define fields using the "like" keyword over
> these null capable fields, or define fields using externally described data
> structures over the file with null capable fields.
> However, none of these fields defined internally to the RPG program keep the
> null capable attribute.
> i.e.   I cannot use the %NULLIND BIF on the field.
> 
> Here is a excerpt from the on-line AS/400 reference books (V4R4) on this
> subject:
> "If the file used for an externally described data structure has null-capable
> fields defined, the null attribute is not used in defining the RPG subfield."
> 
> Is there a way to define fields internal to RPG programs as null capable?
> If not, is there a work around for this?
> 
> Thanks,
> Brian Ellis.
> 
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