An EXTFH_KEEP_TRAILING_SPACES configuration variable allows you to preserve trailing spaces in line sequential file records when using our EXTFH module with EXTSM. Set this variable to 1 (on, true, yes) to retain the trailing spaces, which is the runtime's default behavior. With a default value of 0 (off, false, no), trailing spaces are removed.

Note that a related configuration variable is the STRIP_TRAILING_SPACESS variable.