Some data sources have restrictions on the number of binary large objects (BLOBs) that can be placed into a single table. If your data source has such restrictions, specify A_DB2_USE_CHAR_FOR_BINARY in the ACUCOBOL-GT runtime configuration file. Possible values for this variable are:

0   use BINARY type
   use CHAR type

A nonzero value for A_DB2_USE_CHAR_FOR_BINARY lets you store data that uses the BINARY XFD directive as hexadecimal encoded CHAR types. This lets you work around your data source restriction. While the default value is 0 (off, false, no), this variable can also take values of On (true, yes).

Because of current limitations of the interface, you must set this variable to 1, or the database returns an error on file creation. This has been set for you in the sample ACUCOBOL-GT runtime configuration file cblconfig.db2. Do not change this setting.