We know that to conver VB file to a FB file we use the option CONVERT in control card........I need a clarification on this.
if my input record lengths are like below.
and I am converting this VB file to a FB file of record length 300...
Now my doubt is if we convert the VB file to FB file what will be padded if the record length is less then the record length of FB file......
1. for first record what will be inserted for rest 180 bytes as the record length is only 180
2. no need
3. what will be inserted for rest 100 bytes as the record length is only 200
4. what will be inserted for rest 150 bytes as the record length is only 150
I hope you understood the question.................
Joined: 26 Apr 2004 Posts: 4649 Location: Raleigh, NC, USA
You have the option of using the VLFILL= parameter. Normally, you can use VLFILL=X'40' to fill the fields with blanks (hex '40'). Since VLFILL=X'40' is the default, you can omit it. Otherwise, you can choose any other hex value of your choice.