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Message Posted: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 @ 18:53:47 GMT

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Subj:   Re: Fastexport fetching garbage
From:   Maddox, Danny


The "garbage" is the 2-byte record length of the data row. Concatenation defaults the data as VARCHAR, return the 2-byte record length. When the data is CAST as CHAR, the data is fixed length and the 2-byte record length is not returned with the data.

CASTing the data as CHAR inhibits the 2-byte record length. If you are on UNIX, you can return the data as VARCHAR with the 2-byte record length and use the UNIX cut command to chop off the 2-byte record length.

Danny Maddox
Teradata, division of NCR Corporation

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