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Published: 23 Feb 2014
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Code page and CCSID Published by: AmitAS400 on 23 Feb 2014 view comments(3)

Hi ,

 

I am new into RPG World and learning new things  step by step .I have been working on various  assingment related to IFS . So every time i start working with IFS i got struck with these two things  : CODEPAGE , CCSID . So we need to give our program various hit trail before it's ready for final testing .

It would be grateful if anyone can provide some thought on these two topic . 

 

Thanks

amit  

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Posted by: bobcozzi
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Comment on: Code page and CCSID
Posted: 3 years 28 days 8 hours 6 minutes ago

Codepage is old, use CCSID

Posted by: Ringer
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Comment on: Code page and CCSID
Posted: 3 years 28 days 6 hours 2 minutes ago

By IFS, do you mean the "big PC hard drive" (the ROOT system)? If so, then two popular values are 1252 (Windows) and 819 (Latin-1). Here is a tutorial on using the IFS with RPG http://www.scottklement.com/rpg/ifs_ebook/ifs_ebook.pdf . 

Chris Ringer

Posted by: DaleB
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Reading, PA
Comment on: Code page and CCSID
Posted: 3 years 27 days 8 hours 18 minutes ago

If you're not doing anything terribly fancy, just reading or writing, you can let the system take care of conversion for you. With the Unix-type IFS APIs, the 2nd parameter on open() is oflag, which is really a set of bit flags. If you turn on O_TEXTDATA, then the API will convert to or from the file's CCSID to your program's CCSID (which is normally EBCDIC). You just need to make sure the CCSID of the *STMF matches what is really in the file.