After running the following OpenQuery...
UPDATE OPENQUERY(LINKEDSERVER, 'SELECT START_ORDER_NO FROM "OECTLFIL" WHERE "FILE_KEY" = 1')
SET START_ORDER_NO = 0
----The START_ORDER_NO field contains a 48
SET START_ORDER_NO = 1~9
----The START_ORDER_NO field contains 49~57 respectively.
SET START_ORDER_NO = 10
---The START_ORDER_NO field contains 12337
SET START_ORDER_NO = 11
---The START_ORDER_NO field contains 12593
SET START_ORDER_NO = 12
---The START_ORDER_NO field contains 12849
incrementing by 256 as I increase the value I write...
The LinkedServer is Pervasive SQL 2000i using 'OLE DB Provider for ODBC'
The START_ORDER_NO field is a Numeric(8,0)
I'm thinking some kind of Unicode, or translation or code page issue, but I haven't had any luck yet.
I'm not sure how difficult this is, I don't think I'm a neophyte but I'm feeling like one...