Support for character-length semantics for CHAR and VARCHAR data types When you specify a CHAR or VARCHAR column, you can now use character-length semantics. Character-length semantics allow you to express the length in characters, instead of bytes. See CHAR data type, and VARCHAR data type.
Support for bit array data types SQL Anywhere now supports the VARBIT and LONG VARBIT data types. These data types are used to store bit arrays. See Bit array data types.The following functions have been added for use with bit array data types: