If the keyword REPORT is used, each record must be in the format generated by the REPORT keyword of the BTEQ EXPORT command, except that certain records must be removed. For instance, title text and titledashes can be deleted manually using an editor, or they can be programmatically ignored by using the SKIP option.
For workstation-attached systems, each record must end with an end-of-record (line) indicator that is appropriate for the session character set being used and the platform on which BTEQ is running.
For REPORT format, BTEQ uses Field Mode to return all data values, including numeric data, in character format. Undesirable results might occur with numeric data fields when data is reimported that was exported for REPORT format.
The REPORT parameter is not supported under the Kanji character sets KANJISJIS_0S or KANJIEUC_0U, or the Chinese character sets TCHBIG5_1R0 or SDTCHBIG5_3R0.
On workstation-attached systems, a BOM is optional at the beginning of a UTF-8 or UTF-16 REPORT import file when a Unicode session character set is being used.