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From: "Raja Sambamurty" <rajags at hotmail dot com>
Subject: Re: sybperl collapsing space columns
Date: Nov 14 1998 2:39AM

Yup, you are right. Its actually a char (4) null, the null part making 
it a varchar. don't know why I didn't think of it. thanks

>
>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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