When A_SYB_NO_23_ON_START is set to a nonzero value, START does not detect whether records actually exist. Because it does not detect the existence of records, it is possible, when using this variable, to do a START without error, and for the next READ NEXT to return END_OF_FILE, contrary to the ANSI standard.

For example:

A_SYB_NO_23_ON_START number

where number can be a zero or nonzero value.

While the default value is 0, (OFF, FALSE, NO) this configuration variable can also take values of the value of ON (YES, TRUE).