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Does anyone use the CODE=UTF8 parameter of CA XCOM Data Transport for z/OS?

  • 1.  Does anyone use the CODE=UTF8 parameter of CA XCOM Data Transport for z/OS?

    Posted 11-15-2017 12:46 AM

    Hi all,

     

    An application user in our enterprize is trying to upload a UTF8 file to the Z/OS, and found out about the CODE=UTF8 parameter. However, in the UTF8 coding, some characters are coded as multibyte (2 to 4 bytes per a character), whereas in EBCDIC each character is represented by one byte. I was not able to find any documentation that describes how XCOM for Z/OS works in this scenario. 

     

    Has any of you customers used this parameter, and could please elaborate on how you used it and how did it help? 

     

    Regards,

    Yohai Ben-Ami

    Z/OS System Administration team, UMTB



  • 2.  Re: Does anyone use the CODE=UTF8 parameter of CA XCOM Data Transport for z/OS?

    Posted 12-03-2017 03:23 AM

    Hi again,

    With help from Alexander Piesenecker, I found a way to do it:

    1. Find the CCSID for the EBCDIC flavour that runs in your mainframe in the page:

       https://www-01.ibm.com/software/globalization/ccsid/ccsid_registered.html.

      These CCSID-tables are not owned by XCOM but they are universal.

    2. Find a CCSID there for UTF8 (there are several, I took the first).

    3. Code the former as LOCAL_CHARSET and the latter as REMOTE_CHARSET. In my case:

        PACK=NO

        CODE=UTF8

        LOCAL_CHARSET=CCSID#424

        REMOTE_CHARSET=CCSID#13497

     

    Regards, Yohai