Prevent the data area from being padded with blanks

WTSupported in traditional Synergy on Windows
WNSupported in Synergy .NET on Windows
USupported on UNIX
VSupported on OpenVMS


If the file record size is less than the size of the data area that is passed to the READ or READS statement, by default, READ or READS will place the record into the data area and then fill the remainder of the data area with spaces. Specifying the NOFILL qualifier causes the data to be transferred to the user’s data area without padding the data area, leaving the remainder of the user’s data area unchanged.

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