If your configuration uses a DBCS code page, you can use the KKFCUT function to truncate a string.
KKFCUT(length, source_string, output)
Is the length of the source string in bytes or a field that contains the length. The string can have a mixture of DBCS and SBCS characters. Therefore, the number of bytes represents the maximum number of characters possible in the source string.
Is the string that will be truncated enclosed in single quotation marks (') or the field containing the string.
Is the field to which the result is returned or the format of the output value enclosed in single quotation marks (').
The string will be truncated to the number of bytes in the output field.
In the following, KKFCUT truncates the COUNTRY field (up to 10 bytes long) to A4 format:
COUNTRY_CUT/A4 = KKFCUT(10, COUNTRY, 'A4');
The output in ASCII environments is shown in the following image:
The output in EBCDIC environments is shown in the following image: