Copy Substring from CLOB field with SQL
How would you copy substring from CLOB field with SQL if substring from/to location are variables?
This exercise is OK (RPG free with embedded SQL):
exec sql choice substr(myclobfield, 25, 70)
Since this source is a failure of compilation
from = 25;
to = 70;
exec sql select substr(myclobfield, :from, :to)
The following is a compilation failure:
MSG ID SEV RECORD TEXT
SQL0171 30 27 Position 1 Plot 2 of SUBSTRING function is not valid.
SQL0171 30 27 Position 1 Plot 3 of SUBSTRING function is not valid.
Can someone please explain why this is not working, and please give some information on how to circumvent or bypass, whereas the location of the content of CLOB field is changing from record to record, the application of the need to/from the location should be variable. Please help. Thanks.