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Old 07-31-2014
Ebcdic to ascii

Hi,

I want to convert ebcdic values to ascii values. Are there anyany specific c++ libraries with g++ compiler, which can do it ?

gcc version 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-54)
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Old 07-31-2014
Hello tostay2003,
I have a few to questions pose in response first:-
  • Is this homework/assignment? There are specific forums for these.
  • What have you tried so far?
  • What output/errors do you get?
  • What OS and version are you using?
  • What are your preferred tools? (C, shell, perl, awk, etc.)
  • What logical process have you considered? (to help steer us to follow what you are trying to achieve)
Most importantly, What have you tried so far?

There are probably many ways to achieve most tasks, so giving us an idea of your style and thoughts will help us guide you to an answer most suitable to you so you can adjust it to suit your needs in future.


We're all here to learn and getting the relevant information will help us all.


Regards,
Robin
# 3  
Old 07-31-2014
You could keep it simple...like in this link.
EBCDIC-ASCII-DEMO.C
# 4  
Old 07-31-2014
if you just want to do it you can use dd
# 5  
Old 07-31-2014
The standard C function for doing this is iconv().
# 6  
Old 07-31-2014
EBCDIC can be more complicated than it looks. "blind" converters like dd and the C code above don't take into consideration some obscure multi-byte integer sequences. (This comes up every time, but can I remember what they're called? No...) Can you give us some context please?
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Old 07-31-2014
Hi,

I am completely unaware of C++. I am calling C++ code as a small part of my program and completely clueless on conversion of ebcdic to ascii (especially the numeric conversion such as zoned, packed decimals, comp-2, comp-3).

I do not want to write C++ code for conversion, but would like to know if any libraries exists, which i can call for conversion of a numeric fields from ebcdic to ascii.
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