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2414692 - Different result for convert function between little endian (x64) and big endian platform - SAP ASE

Symptom

  • Running a convert on hex values returns different result depending on platform used

-- Linux & Solaris x64

select convert(tinyint, 0x38000000), convert(smallint, 0x38000000), convert(int, 0x38000000)
go
select convert(tinyint, 0x00000038), convert(smallint, 0x00000038), convert(int, 0x00000038)
go

 ----  ------  -----------
  56     56           56
 ----  ------  ---------------
    0       0  939524096

-- Solaris Sparc

select convert(tinyint, 0x00000038), convert(smallint, 0x00000038), convert(int, 0x00000038)
go
select convert(tinyint, 0x38000000), convert(smallint, 0x38000000), convert(int, 0x38000000)
go

----  ------ -----------
   0       0          56
----  ---------  ---------------
 56  14336  939524096


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Product

SAP IQ 16.0

Keywords

convert, hex, endian , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , Problem

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