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rikdeb

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:12 am
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Hi Everyone..

In cobol we have the functions like NATIONAL-OF, DISPLAY-OF which can be used to override the character code page settings. Can this be done through PL1?. My requirement is to override the code page 277 with default code page 037, so that some characters like Å, ø take the hexcode as defined in US page versions.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:35 am
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Hello,

Yes, code page(s) can be overridden/changed.

You should talk with your system support people to make sure of what is being done and that your implementation is acceptable for the environment where this will be run.
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prino

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:56 pm
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Code:
*process codepage(..);

The CODEPAGE option specifies the code page used for:
  • conversions between CHARACTER and WIDECHAR
  • the default code page used by the PLISAX built-in subroutines
The supported CCSID's are:
01047, 01140, 01141, 01142, 01143, 01144, 01025, 01145, 01146, 01147, 01148, 01149, 00037, 01155, 00273, 00277, 00278, 00280, 00284, 00285, 00297, 00500, 00871, 00819, 00813, 00920

The default CCSID 1140 is an equivalent of CCSID 37 (EBCDIC Latin-1, USA) but includes the Euro symbol.
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