DBCS Character Strings

DBCS character strings are SQL data types similar to fixed-length character strings, but are encoded using DBCS characters instead of single- or mixed-byte characters.

Host Variable Formats

OpenESQL and DB2 ECM
01 dbcs-field1      PIC N(X) USAGE DISPLAY-1.
01 dbcs-field2      PIC G(X).
OpenESQL .NET Managed Runtime
In addition to the definitions valid for OpenESQL, the following definition is also valid for the OpenESQL .NET Managed Runtime:
01 dbcs-field3      string.

For more information on using host variables with international data, see OpenESQL Globalization Best Practices.