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Old 03-22-2019
EBCDIC to ASCII conversion

Hi,

We have a mainframe file which is in EBCDIC format.We dont have direct access to mainframe ,client has provided us the mainframe file.The mainframe file is containing pact data(COMP1 ,COMP2 etc) which are unreadble.Can anyone suggest me how to convert this kind of ebcdic file to ascii format(which are readble) through unix only.Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated.Thank
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Old 03-22-2019
Please read again the last of your previous thread:
EBCDIC to ASCII conversion
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Old 03-22-2019
We tried to help you in your earlier thread: EBCDIC to ASCII conversion. That thread was closed because you refused to answer any questions about the format of the file you want to process. (Note that EBCDIC is not a format; it is a character set. The format of your file is not a text file; it is a binary file containing some text and some binary data. Without knowing the format of your file there is no way for us to help you at all in any attempts to extract the text or the binary data included in any of the records in that file.)

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Old 03-22-2019
On top of what Don Cragun said, the "Post Here to Contact Site Administrators and Moderators" is NOT an adequate forum for technical questions. You've been warned before, and now received a (warning) infraction.

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Old 03-22-2019
hi Don Cragun,

Im not sure about the file format.Its containing alphanumeric,special characters and out of keyboard characters. Copybook containing comp data.I have attached the sample input file for reference..
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Old 03-22-2019
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Originally Posted by swapna_1990
hi Don Cragun,

Im not sure about the file format.Its containing alphanumeric,special characters and out of keyboard characters. Copybook containing comp data.I have attached the sample input file for reference..
Where is the sample?
Was it meant to be an attachment? If so then it has not appeared.
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Old 03-22-2019
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Originally Posted by swapna_1990
hi Don Cragun,

Im not sure about the file format.Its containing alphanumeric,special characters and out of keyboard characters. Copybook containing comp data.I have attached the sample input file for reference..
Hi Swapna,
No. There is no copybook (whatever that is) attached to your last post. And there is no sample input file attached to your last post.

If you have the file and do not have the file format and are unable to determine the format by inspecting the data, why do you think that any of us who have never seen the data would have any chance of telling you how to decode it? Our crystal balls do not provide enough magic for us to be able to reliably guess at which bytes in records of unknown size refer to what in the unknown number of data fields in those records containing information about whatever they are intended to contain.

If you are not sure about the file format, contact your customer and get the file format from them. Without knowing the format of the data in the file you are processing, we do not have the information required to be able to help you do anything with your file.

Get the file format from you customer and then add a post to this thread that clearly defines that file format. Then we might be able to help you. Without you and us knowing the file format, there is nothing we can do to help you.

Against my better judgement, I am going to leave this thread open to give you one final chance to tell us the format of the file(s) you will be processing.
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