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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at MBAY dot NET>
Subject: sybperl collapsing space columns
Date: Nov 14 1998 12:34AM

Raja Sambamurty writes:
 > I am not sure if this was raised here before but I have a problem with 
 > reading columns that have empty spaces into a (syb)perl array. For 
 > example, I have 
 > 
 > @A=$dfh->sql ("select * from tbl");
 > foreach $r (@A) { print @{$r} . "\n"; }
 > 
 > where tbl has 2 columns
 > 
 > colA   colB
 > xx     '   '    -- 4 spaces
 > 
 > and examining the array in the debugger gives me
 > 
 >    1  'XX'
 >    2  ' '
 > 
 > seems to me that sybperl is collapsing the multiple spaces into one. any 
 > work arounds would be appreciated. thanks

My guess is that colB is a varchar.

Michael
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