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ISSUE with FTP'ing UTF-8 file from Mainframes to Windows box

 
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harikiranr

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:57 pm    Post subject: ISSUE with FTP'ing UTF-8 file from Mainframes to Windows box
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Hi all,

I have a requirement where in a UTF-8 file should be ftp'ed to a windows machine. This file will be used by the third party for loading into their data base tables.

Issue:
The file received by third party is not readable.

Note: -
We are converting an ebcdic file to UTF-8 on mainframes itself.

I have used the TYPE as A and I to ftp the file.

If any one has any information, please post it.
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject:
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If the data is UTF-8 on the mainframe, and you want it in UTF-8 on the PC, you need to specify binary transfer, not ASCII. TYPE A will convert characters from EBCDIC to ASCII as the transfer proceeds, so you'll wind up with garbage data on the PC.

Depending on exactly how the environment is set up, you may need to read the Communications Server User's Guide on FTP.DATA SBTRANS and SBDATACONN, as well as translate tables. But first try a binary transfer.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply to: ISSUE with FTP'ing UTF-8 file from Mainframes to W
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Robert, I believe that the poster mentioned that he'd tried both TYPE A and TYPE I and neither worked.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:14 pm    Post subject:
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Kevin: I didn't spot that in the original ... sigh. Okay, Hari, you'll need to look up the manual and do some reading if you're insisting on transferring the file as UTF-8.
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