For convenience in working with programs that use EBCDIC character values, the corresponding information for EBCDIC characters is also included. The table . Introduction. The following conversion table is provided as a reference for ASCII and EBCDIC translation. When moving information (files or data buffers). EBCDIC which stands for the Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code , is an 8 bit character encoding used on IBM mainframes and AS/s.

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If the data strings contain only display or printable characters then it is a straightforward, byte-for-byte conversion. For example, if the data strings contain packed or binary data or control information then the data conversion becomes content sensitive. The translation of records or data strings within a file may be an explicitly defined task or it may be done as part of a file transfer process when files are being moved between systems that use a different encoding schema.

If a data ebxdic is done by the file transfer process the data should be reviewed to ensure that special characters currency symbols, the copyright symbol, the trademark symbol and more are correctly converted. We have made a significant effort to ensure the documents and software technologies are correct codigl accurate. We reserve the right to make changes without notice at any time. The function delivered in this version is based upon the enhancement requests from a specific group of users.

The intent is to provide changes as the need arises and in a timeframe that is dependent upon the availability of resources. The following tables are provided as a matter of convenience.

The symbols are included in the preceding table but may be easier to find in the smaller tables that follow. The “Courier New fixed font ” and “Times Roman proportional font ” fonts will display the following characters. This document may be used as a tutorial for new programmers or as a quick reference ebccic experienced programmers.

In the world of programming there vodigo many ways to solve a problem. This document and the links to other ebdcic are intended to provide a greater awareness of the Data Management and Application Processing alternatives.

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ASCII and EBCDIC character sets

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Explore the Principles of Data File Conversion. This link includes guidelines for defining requirements and determining the scope of effort for a data conversion effort. The User Guide contains a list of the PCF statements that are used for the data file convert process. Explore The Edited for Display format for numeric data strings. This numeric structure is supported by COBOL and may be used with an edit-mask to prepare the presentation for readability by human beings.

Explore The Zoned-Decimal format for numeric data strings. Explore commonly used formats and processing techniques for managing various numeric formats available on the mainframe. Explore the Numbers Connection for additional information about the structure and processing of numeric data items or numeric fields. This discussion will leverage the non-relational file support provided by Micro Focus for the distributed systems.


Explore a typical data file conversion process that may be required when working in a multi-system environment. A good place to start is The SimoTime Home Page for access to white papers, program examples and product information. This link requires an Internet Connection. Explore the Glossary of Terms for a list of terms and definitions used in this suite of documents and white papers.

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Quite often, to reach larger markets or provide a higher level of service to existing customers it requires the newer Internet technologies to work in a complementary manner with existing corporate mainframe systems.

ASCII and EBCDIC character sets

We specialize in preparing applications and the associated data that are currently residing on a single platform to be distributed across a variety of platforms. Preparing the application programs will require the transfer of source members that will be compiled and deployed on the target platform.

The data will need to be transferred between the systems and may need to be converted and validated at various stages within the process. SimoTime has the technology, services and experience to assist in the application and data management tasks involved with ebcdi business in a multi-system environment. Whether you want to use the Internet to expand into new market segments or as a delivery vehicle for existing business functions simply give us a call or check the web site at http: Special Characters or Symbols.

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