I would like to select a record containing a single quote via the OPNQRYF command in a CL program. How can I specify...
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in a QRYSLT parameter? You can do this either by looking for the HEX value of the quote character:
OPNQRYF FILE((TNAMES)) QRYSLT('ZZFILE *CT X"C1"') …
or by surrounding the quote character with other quotes that signal to the QRYSLT parameter that you want to look for a single quote:
OPNQRYF FILE((TNAMES)) QRYSLT('ZZtext *CT " ' ' " ')
NOTE: I have spread out the quotes with spaces to show them more clearly; don't include the spaces in your code!
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