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  2. DERBY-5130

Allow for LONG VARCHAR to be compared to LONG VARCHAR

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      Interestingly, this is not possible:

      select 1 from SYSIBM.SYSDUMMY1 where cast('2' as long varchar) = cast('2' as long varchar)

      Whereas these statements are executable:

      select 1 from SYSIBM.SYSDUMMY1 where '2' = '2'
      select 1 from SYSIBM.SYSDUMMY1 where cast(cast('2' as long varchar) as varchar(1)) = cast(cast('2' as long varchar) as varchar(1))

      According to the documentation that is the correct behaviour:
      http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/10.7/ref/rrefsqlj58560.html

      Nevertheless, if casting is possible between LONG VARCHAR and VARCHAR, and assignment too, then I don't understand why LONG VARCHAR cannot even be compared to LONG VARCHAR

      Note: A similar issue has been open for a long time:
      https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-342

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                lukas.eder Lukas Eder
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