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# 1  
Old 01-11-2012
EBCDIC Format to ASCII

Hi,
we have source file with EBCDIC format(Main Frame files) where we receving from source system.

I would like to convert the EBCDIC format file to unix systemformat(ex: .csv,txt )

I have wrote script like:
Code:
dd if=<SRCPATH>yyy.xxx.RB065 of=<SRCPATH>/output.csv ibs=800 cbs=80 conv=ascii,lcase;

But the above code is not working.
# 2  
Old 01-11-2012
My advice: Do the conversion on the Mainframe.
# 3  
Old 01-11-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by koti_rama
Hi,
we have source file with EBCDIC format(Main Frame files) where we receving from source system.

I would like to convert the EBCDIC format file to unix systemformat(ex: .csv,txt )

I have wrote script like:
Code:
dd if=<SRCPATH>yyy.xxx.RB065 of=<SRCPATH>/output.csv ibs=800 cbs=80 conv=ascii,lcase;

But the above code is not working.
What isn't working?
Keep in mind that the dd command will NOT translate Packed Decimal or Binary values properly. It will convert only text, human readable values.
# 4  
Old 01-11-2012
Thanks Reply.
I have write code like this:
Code:
dd if=/home/srcpath/X0201.XY#X@.XY719 of=/home/target/Targetfilel001_new.csv ibs=800 cbs=80 conv=ascii;

The Input file lookslike:
Code:
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒@@@@@@@@@@@@@@▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒@@@@@@@@@@@@@@▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒@@@@@@@@@@@@@@▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒@@@@@@@@@@@@▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒@@@@@@@@@@@▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒@@@@@@@@@@@@▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒m▒▒@@@@@@@@@@@@@▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒@@@@@@@@@@@


After i run the dd command my output like this:
Code:
0000147000BATCHACH            0000147000WIRE


But, we need .csv file or any user readable formar.

So, can you tell me the options to convert the EBCDIC format to ASCII
# 5  
Old 01-11-2012
Try...
Code:
iconv --help

# 6  
Old 01-18-2012
Hi,
I have used the "iconv" command but the output file not in user readble format.

Code:
iconv -f EBCDIC -t  ASCII <source File> >Target file

# 7  
Old 01-18-2012
Can you post a few records of the EBCDIC file

---------- Post updated at 08:21 PM ---------- Previous update was at 08:19 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by methyl
My advice: Do the conversion on the Mainframe.
And if you can't do that, next best is download this and write a COBOL program to do it.http://opencobol.org
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