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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 18, 2021

HPU usage

I have a question about HPU for Z/OS, and I’m wondering if you can open a ticket with IBM for me? The issue is that we would like to extract character columns such that they are wrapped in quotes, and if there are any quotes in the column, we’d like them to be doubled.

So for example, if there is this data in a column –

612 "B" STREET

We’d like it to be extracted like this –

"612 ""B"" STREET "

I can do this on the HPU for LUW by using this command - DOUBLE DELIM ON. But I don’t find any way to do this for HPU for Z/OS. I can extract the column in quotes no problem, but I can’t get it to double the quotes already in the column.

Needed by Date Feb 27, 2021
  • Admin
    May Chu
    Jun 10, 2021

    Thank you for submitting this enhancement request. While we view all the enhancement requests we receive as valuable and we would like to implement all of them, in an effort to have maximum transparency we are closing the ones that don’t currently appear on our two year product roadmap. This is not to say that these enhancements may not still be implemented at some point in the future, as we constantly evaluate our requirements on the basis of customer demand and technical impact and try to deliver maximum value to our customers. We appreciate your feedback and would be happy to discuss your enhancement requests further