The main problem is the left outer join. When inserting data directly with
the create table statement NULL values may occur which must be allowed or
If you use an inner join instead for creating the table, you can adopt the
column defaults as follows:

Create Table MyTable
As (Select ....
From TableA Join TableB ....)
With Data
Including Column Defaults;

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards

Birgitta Hauser

"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." (Les
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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] Im Auftrag von Mark Walter
Gesendet: Thursday, 29. March 2012 21:40
An: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Betreff: RE: SQL create a new table by joining two existing PFs - how can I
keep attributes of 2nd join file?

Use coalesce.

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stone, Joel
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 3:38 PM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: SQL create a new table by joining two existing PFs - how can I keep
attributes of 2nd join file?

ESPECIALLY the "not null" attribute?

Must I place a VALUE(custName, ' ') around each 2nd file field to force NOT

I am trying to join OLDFILE with the CUST file, and add a few of the fields
from the CUST file WHILE keeping the NOT NULL attribute of the CUST fields.


chgvar &sqlCmd ('create table NEWFILE as (' +

*tcat ' select OLDFILE.*, ' +

*tcat ' custName,' +

*tcat ' custAddr,' +

*tcat ' from OLDFILE '
*tcat ' left outer join OldFile ' +

*tcat ' on oldfile.custID = newfile.custID) with data ')


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