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34.16. Oracle Compatibility Mode #

ecpg can be run in a so-called Oracle compatibility mode. If this mode is active, it tries to behave as if it were Oracle Pro*C.

Specifically, this mode changes ecpg in three ways:

  • Pad character arrays receiving character string types with trailing spaces to the specified length

  • Zero byte terminate these character arrays, and set the indicator variable if truncation occurs

  • Set the null indicator to -1 when character arrays receive empty character string types