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Message Posted: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 @ 17:19:21 GMT

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Subj:   Re: Mload Trim spaces before loading
From:   Dieter Noeth

Michael Larkins wrote:

  What you are seeking is automatically provided when the column in the table is defined as VARCHAR.  


If you insert trailing blanks into a VarChar column, the blanks are *not* removed. Just try it.

You have to remove blanks explictly:

DROP TRAILING BLANKS within .FIELD -> CPU usage on the load node, probably less bytes over the network/smaller worktable

TRIM(TRAILING FROM :Inputcol) within INSERT -> CPU usage on the TD server, probably more bytes over the network/larger worktable


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