This variable affects the behavior of XML Extensions when exporting an array (COBOL table) where the entire array is empty and all-occurrences has not been enabled. An empty array is one where all the numeric elementary items have a value of zero and all the nonnumeric elementary items have a value of spaces for every occurrence of the array.
When this variable is set to 1 (on, true, yes), one empty occurrence of the empty array is output. When this variable is set to 0 (off, false, no), the empty array is omitted in the exported output. When not set or set to a value that does not correspond to 0 (n, no, f, false, off) or 1 (y, yes, t, true, on), the default behavior depends on whether attributes are enabled or disabled; if attributes are enabled, no occurrences of the empty array are exported. When attributes are not enabled, one occurrence of the empty array is exported. When all occurrences is used, all occurrences of any array, including empty ones, are exported regardless of whether attributes are enabled or not enabled.