The following applies to setting the value for Varying-length-request prior to making a call to DBCHCL.
|If the application sets Varying-length-request to...||Then the ...|
|Y||Request-length field is ignored and the Request-pointer must point to the two-byte area containing the length of the request string, which is followed by the actual request string.|
|N||application must supply the length information separately from the request string, in Request-length. See Varying-length-request.|