Fetch-returned-data-length is a four-byte field that specifies the length in bytes of the returned data.
|In this language...||The variable name for Fetch-returned-data-length is...|
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After a call to DBCHCL for the fetch function, an application can obtain the length of the returned data. Where the length is provided and what the length refers to depends on the settings in effect when DBCHCL is called for any of the following functions:
- Initiate Request
The following table shows how the location and meaning of “length” varies depending upon mode settings.
|Locate-mode||Parcel-mode-fetch||Varying-length-fetch||Length of What?||Where Length is Provided|
|Y or N||Y||N||Parcel body||Fetch-returned-data-length|
|Y or N||Y||Y||Parcel body||The first two bytes at the address in Fetch-data-pointer|
|Y||N||N||The grand total of all parcels (headers and bodies) in the response buffer||Fetch-returned-data-length|
|Y||N||Y||Nothing. These settings produce an error.|
DBCHCL places Fetch-returned-data-length, if used, in the DBCAREA when the Fetch function completes. Thus, Fetch-data-pointer is available when an application regains control with a return code of zero from a call to DBCHCL for the Fetch function.