compress() and uncompress()

Alan Davey david.a.davey at
Tue Nov 29 16:39:17 UTC 2022

Well that's a pretty bad implementation if one needs to supply the original
size of the data.

What happens if you specify a size that is larger than what you started
with?  Hopefully you will get the original data back with the excess padded
with some form of blank values.

On Tue, Nov 29, 2022 at 11:16 AM Michael Mantkowski <michaelj at>

> Suppose a "person" used the Omnis compress() function to compress the data
> of 400,000 records.
> Now suppose this "person" did not read the information on the uncompress()
> function until after this was done and only then noticed that you need to
> supply the original uncompressed data size as a parameter of the
> uncompress() function.  Note that the documentation for the compress()
> function does not say that you should save the uncompressed size when you
> use compress().
> Any idea how to uncompress your data at this point?
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