thank you for your responce parikshith.
i wanna read ASCII files.while running program it is giving abend that OPEN -error as file does nt have ASCII charecterstic in assign clause.what cd b reason .? (wihle uploading file from PC to MF, file is in still ebcdic format as i checked in by giving hex on . so i have a code which convert EBCDIC into ASCII. so created file containg ASCII which is not readable format but while giving hex on it showing proper equalents).
and can we ASCII file in main frams ? if it is ...is readble .or will it show in junk char.