Hi everyone
We are on V7r3
Because we have users cut and paste information from e-mails etc. into a screen - this data is then stored into a file on our system
When an attempt is made to display this information in a screen - we have a problem
That problem is due to the fact that the data that was cut and pasted contains non-displayable characters
We are attempting to rectify this situation by using SQL TRANSLATE

When the following is used
exec sql
set :StringOut = TRANSLATE (:StringIn, ' ',
x'0001020304050607080910111213141516171819+
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839');

It works
Sringin contains the data with the non-displayable characters
Stringout contains the data with the non-displayable characters removed

However, when I change it the code to the following

dcl-s NonDisplayableChars char(40)
inz(x'0001020304050607080910111213141516171819+
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839');

Exec sql
set :StringOut = TRANSLATE (:StringIn, ' ', :NonDisplayableChars);

This compiles okay - but the this does not work - STRINGOUT is spaces
However
SQLCODE = -171
SQLSTATE = 42815
This translates to
THE DATA TYPE LENGTH OR VALUE OF ARGUMENT OF IS INVALID
Can anyone see what is wrong with the second method, as I would MUCH prefer to use a variable (personal preference)

Alan Shore
Solutions Architect
IT Supply Chain Execution

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