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SQL iQuery Documentation - UDF and UDTF
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Published: 13 Jun 2019
Revised: 06 Sep 2019 - 1552 days ago
Last viewed on: 05 Dec 2023 (823 views) 
  1. SQL iQuery - RUNiQRY CL Command
  2. CSV() - Read and Parse Comma Separated Values File
  3. CSV_VAL() Extract CSV Column Value
  4. CSV_XXXX() Extract CSV Column Value as xxxx
  5. CSV_COUNT - Retrieve Field Count
  6. ObjExist - Check Object Exits
  7. DTAARA - Data Area
  8. encode_URL Encode URL for the Web
  9. encode_TAG Encode HTML TAG Content
  10. FLDLIST - List the Fields of a Table
  11. FROMHEX - Fold 2-hex Chars into 1 Char
  13. MD5_HASH - UDF - Return MD5 Hash
  14. ifsStat - Get IFS File Attributes
  15. ifsExists - Check if IFS File Exists
  16. ifsFile - Query Contents of IFS Text File
  17. ifsDIR - List IFS Directory Entires
  18. DEPFILE - List Dependent Database Relations
  19. JOB - Get Job Name Component
  20. Job_ATTR - Job Attributes
  21. JOB_DATE Retrieve the Job Date
  22. JOBLOG - Write Message to Joblog
  23. Library List UDF and Procedures
  24. MBRLIST - Member List
  25. MCHINFO Machine Type and Model Number and OS version
  26. OSVER and OSVRM Get IBM i Version/Release
  27. PrintPDF - Print a PDF to a PDF Compatible Printer
  28. CPYTOPDF - Copy SPOOLED File to PDF file
  29. OBJ_LIST List Object in a Library
  30. LIB_LIST List Descriptions of Libraries on the Library List
  31. OBJ_EXPORTS List Exported Items from an Object
  32. OBJ_STRUCT Retrieve Objects Components
  33. RTVCMDD Retrieve Command Definition
  34. RTVJOBA - Retrieve Job Attributes
  35. RTVJOBD - Retrieve Job Description
  36. RTVLASTSPLF - Retrieve ID of Last SPOOLED File for this Job
  37. RTVxxx - Retrieve Various Objects Description Table Functions
  38. WATCHLIST - List Current Watches
  39. Polymorphic Qualified Name Syntax

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iQuery.encode_TAG - UDF Published by: Bob Cozzi on 13 Jun 2019 view comments

Encode HTML Tag Attributes by Escaping Text

The iQuery.encode_TAG() UDF inspects the input string and "escapes" all necessary characters by converting them to ASCII and then converting that ASCII to hexadecimal. 

This is primarily used for iQuery for Web applications to encode data that is inserted withing an HTML "tag" keyword. Normally parameter data for things like alt= or title= encoded in this manner. This UDF is far less thorough that the encode_URL UDF as it is not intended to be used for ilnks on the href= keyword.

UDF Return Type Description
encode_TAG varchar(8192) Encodes (sometimes called "escapes") the input string and returns it as a varchar value.


iQuery.encode_TAG( input string varchar(4096), ccsid default 1208)

The input-string parameter can be any textual data that will be encoded for web output. Up to 4k (4096 bytes) may be specified.

The ccsid parameter identifies the CCSID to which the input is converted before being escaped. The un-encoded text is not converted to ASCII, only the characters that are encoded are. This is necessary to insure they proper ASCII hex values are inserted into the returned varchar string.


select custno, iquery.encode_URL(custAddr), iquery.encode_TAG(phone)
FROM customer;

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