Before a call to DBCHCL for the Connect function, applications set Variable-length-request either to Y or N, with the following results:
|When Variable-length-request is set to...||Then...|
|Y||the Logon-length field is ignored and the Logon-pointer must point to the two-byte area containing the length of the logon string, which is followed by the actual logon string.|
|N||the application must supply the length information separately from the logon string, in Logon-length.|
For more information, see Variable-length-request.