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That's more than I have time to bite off right now.

My command does a DSPJRN to an outfile. The JOESD column contains the
entire table row. I use CPYF FMTOPT(*NOCHK) to parse that one column into
a clone of the original table. That makes it easy and generic. Switching
to SQL parsing would be an ordeal.


date: Thu, 1 Sep 2022 12:11:29 +0000
from: Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: RE: CPYF blanks to zeros?

Had yesterday off...

Perhaps use a SQL instead of CPYF and wrap the blank checking with a
Side benefit is this gives you flexibility across releases where the file
format may change. ALL IBM i Memo To Users contain a clause warning of


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