The percent sign is a special character on a URL so you need to "encode".
Every percent needs to be replaced with %25.

Since you're replacing an actual percent sign it makes it a little
confusing. The % in %25 has nothing to do with your data. On a URL, % is a
way to indicate to the browser/server that next 2 positions of the contain
the hex code of a character. The hex code for the percent sign is 25.

So if your data was "my%percent" and it was passed on a URL, it would need
to be encoded "my%25percent".

If your text was "my percent", it would need to be encoded "my%20percent",
as 20 is the character code of space.

So you will use % when encoding special characters for a URL, which is why
your URL doesn't work.

If you are using CGIDEV2 and have a version released this year, it has a
new procedure called UrlEscSeq to make encoding URL parameters easy.

D inpString s 32767 varying
D outString s 32767 varying
C eval outString=UrlEscSeq(inpString)

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 3:44 PM, Darryl Freinkel <
dfreinkel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I have a situation in a web program where the percent sign is in fields in
table. The fields display normally when rendered to the browser, but when I
try to use the field to go to an update page as a passed parameter, the
system/RPG gets confused with the % sign and does not recognize it as a
valid character in the parameter.

I cannot remember how to encapsulate or wrap these field values so that I
can read them normally in the RPG program.

How do we get around this type of error?


Darryl Freinkel

Assignment 400 Group, Inc.

Tel: 770.321.8562 ext 111 | Fax 770.321.8562 | 2247 La Salle Dr, Marietta
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