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Make ACS RUNSQL SCRIPTS Open Source/Mbr Respect SRCFILE RCDLEN
In IBM ACS RUNSQL Scripts, if you open a host Source File member, if that source member exceeds 80 bytes, then ACS "wrecks" the source code--potentially making it usable. This request is to have ACS retrieve the source file's record length, and behave accordingly. Today it WRAPS the code which causes problems when you attempt to save it back to the host and when you run in ACS itself. Note to mention it still adds NULL termination characters to the source member records which is just horrible. Please make ACS RUNSQL Scripts Host Source Member Support better.
I opened a 1200 line SQL source member that contains the CREATE statements for several tables, sequences, views and indexes. That code was heavily commented with the dash-dash comments. In many cases the comments extended beyond column 80 in the source member. The source file record length for SQL source members (on my systems) is always set to the SEU Max which is 240 characters. Upon loading it into ACS it folded the rows automatically and then when I exited (does it have a save option? I don't recall) it saved it to the host with those wrapped lines, making it unusable by the RUNSQLSTM command. And to reiterate, null terminated character in a source member is a bug not a feature. Please correct these "features" in a future release.
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