Big Integer

A big integer (BIGINT) is an 8-byte integer SQL data type.

Host Variable Formats

OpenESQL and DB2 ECM
01 bigint1      PIC S9(18)  COMP-3.
01 bigint2      PIC S9(18)  COMP-5.
01 bigint3      PIC X(8)    COMP-5.
01 bigint4      PIC X(8)    COMP-X.
In non-COBOL applications, a BIGINT data type can hold a value larger than PIC S9(18). If you define your host variable for a COBOL data time with a value larger than S9(18), your data might be truncated.