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Read SMF records using PERL or Visual Basic on a PC

 
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Maverick34

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:45 pm    Post subject: Read SMF records using PERL or Visual Basic on a PC
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Hi there

Is it possible to read SMF records using PERL or Visual Basic on a PC.

How could one convert EBCDIC to ASCII but still leave the records in a format that they could be read/ interpreted .

Thanks in advance

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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:26 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

I'd suggest you read the SMF records on the mainframe and create text files of the records/fields you are interested in for the download to use on the windows platform.

A major issue is that much of the contents are not convertable - binary numbers, bit-switches, etc.
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