If you need to have the length of actual text (not spaces) of a row in a CHAR column returned in char format. This...
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is particularly handy when concatinating data together with a value containing its length. I found it useful for writing from a trigger to a table including the length of the data. It has been tested on DB2 V7 for OS/390. This tip is based upon work by David Corrigan.
'EMAIL ADDRESS IS '|| STRIP(CHAR(LENGTH(RTRIM(EMAIL_ADDR))),B) ' CHARACTERS LONG'
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