LENGTH gives the length of a string, in symbols. So, ‘abc’ has a length of 3, whether stored as CHAR or GRAPHIC. The size of a field, on the other hand, is the amount of storage required for the field. For fixed length character fields, you use 1 byte per character. For fixed length graphic fields, it’s 2 bytes per symbol. For variable-length fields, add 2 bytes for the length indicator.
So, if you have a fixed-length char field, length and size match.
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