Gotta agree with Gary...

How is fldA being loaded?

Also try displaying %char(%len(fldA))

My guess is you'll see it's 7 and not the 6 you expect...

Perhaps you've got an OPTION(*STRING) on a parameter? That would add the null.

Charles

On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 3:05 PM, Jeff Young <jyoung0950@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
All,
I have a variable length field that I am moving to a fixed length field.
The fields are defined as:
D FldA        S           128A Varying
D FldB        S             30A

FldA = AB1234

My code is:
/Free
 FldB = FldA;
After the move, FldB has a trailing NULL character.
When I look at it in DEBUG, I see 'C1C2F1F2F3F40040404040.....'  for FldB.
FldA = 'C1C2F1F2F3F400000000..........................'

Release 7.1
Why am I getting the trailing NULL and how can I prevent it.

Thanks,

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