Editing rules for PL/I varying length zero terminated string types

Character or Graphic data types with the PL/I VARYINGZ attribute (ZDT types ZC and Z2) are shown in the Edit panels with one or two display characters added to the end of the declared length. These screen positions contain X'00' or X'0000' when the current length of the string is equal to the maximum declared length. The extra positions are protected from data entry by Z Data Tools.

The Edit processing rules for a VARYINGZ field are: