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converting ps file form VBA to VBM

 
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reachcyrus

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:32 pm    Post subject: converting ps file form VBA to VBM
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My existing jcl generates the report(a sequential file) in VBA format.
In the jcl step it was mentioned DCB as RECFM = VBA.
I need to send reports in VBM format.
i changed it to RECFM=VBM and run the jcl. still the report(PS file) is in VBA format.
can anyone suggest a solution for this problem?
can anyone clearly mention what is VBA and VBM in detail.

Thanks!!
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:19 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

The format is usually determined by the "write" in the program.

What is the "next" process that requires one format over the other? Either should print properly.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:34 am    Post subject:
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What is the requirement for the change, modern printers cope equally well with either format.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:28 pm    Post subject:
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The M/A in the recfm specifieas whether "machine" or "ISO/ANSI" print cntl chars were used to create the report.

The WRITE method can determine what cntl chars were used:

If the ADVANCING option was used, "ISO/ANSI" cc's precede (in pos 1) each printed line produced.

If not, either type of cc's can be placed in pos 1 of each line before the WRITE.

I used to have a list of the machine CC's somewhere. If you need them I'll see if I can find them.
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William Thompson

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:38 pm    Post subject:
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mmwife wrote:
I used to have a list of the machine CC's somewhere. If you need them I'll see if I can find them.
They are on your "green card".......
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