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Old 10-26-2009
Conversion from EBCDIC to ASCII

when i try to convert a mainframe EBCDIC file to ASCII ,i dont see correct file this is the source file

Code:
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target file with few weird characters:-

Code:
H01CABETDFK11588CAMS                                                                                                                                                              
                                                          H02BETALNING           20091023                                                                                       
                                                                                                                         10P0000957048                     19981101        0366102
51958  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10750 1 Niklas Sandstr|m            P0003680554                                                                                                          
 10P0004419382                     19980124        036212310137  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10570 1 Lars Liljeqvist             P0003398257                                                
                                                           10P0003454348                     19980124        034105072138  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10790 1 Ulrik Ringborg              P
0001851751                                                                                                           10P0002243745                     19990216        01671208293
9  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10710 1 Stefan Carlsson             P0003761437                                                                                                           10P
0004563278                     19980124        035607177655  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10550 1 Kent Viklund                P0002966188                                                    
                                                       10P0000708441                     19980124        035809293110  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10790 1 Maximiliano Zapata Carvallo P0003
115417                                                                                                           10P0005470608                     19991224        036811093050  F
YPNA  STFOONPNA  10650 1 Rutger Niklasson            P0006115944                                                                                                           10P0004
692281                     19980124        034511020655  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10630 1 Bj|rn Sj|holm               P0002187277                                                        
                                                   10P0007152400                     20010710        036204096280  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10590 1 Marja Ohlsson               P00068776
67                                                                                                           10P0011115830                     19980124        037107037066  FYPNA
  STFOONPNA  10750 1 Olga Tchernycheva           P0003999441                                                                                                           10P00121037
04                     19990119        038108052773  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10730 1 TIM MIC J#DER$S             P0005441587                                                            
                                               10P0012571286                     19980124        035003088514  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10790 1 Lars Burstedt               P0002526565  
                                                                                                         10P0013069012                     19980124        015408065638  FYPNA  ST
FOONPNA  10630 1 Nils-$ke Gustafsson         P0002833765                                                                                                           10P0013725504  
                   20071121        037412180882  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10630 1 Helen Tewolde Beyenne       P0008577288                                                                
                                           10P0014322873                     19980124        033909251914  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10750 1 Arne Anshed                 P0001758460      
                                                                                                     10P0014369043                     19980330        036406128253  FYPNA  STFOON
PNA  10510 1 Peter Jansson               P0004708439                                                                                                           10P0014465434      
               19990423        037903264963  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10810 1 Therese Bilger              P0005829845                                                                    
                                       10P0014615929                     20000828        038211240190  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10570 1 Henrik Larsson              P0006564452          
                                                                                                 10P0014665365                     20090519        012608120172  FYPNA  STFOONPNA 
 10790 1 Lennart Tegman              P0008973342                                                                                                           10P0014722089          
           19980124        035505246255  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10590 1 Lennart Johansson           P0002887017                                                                        
                                   10P0014751933                     20000131        036601016006  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10750 1 Naima Serifi                P0006134050              
                                                                                             10P0014775043                     20090804        012607042138  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  107
50 1 G|sta Cederin               P0009013021                                                                                                           10P0014818005              
       20080603        035901090117  FYPNA  STFOONPNA  10790 1 H}kan Cederberg             P0008691018                                                                            
                               S990000002320091023      

I am using dd if=infile of=outfile conv=ascii.
Please help me with this and how to get correct file with 23 records as of now it shows like single line.

Thanks,
Velpula.

Last edited by zaxxon; 10-26-2009 at 09:56 AM.. Reason: code tags!
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Old 10-26-2009
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# 3  
Old 10-26-2009
You may fare better by doing the conversion on the mainframe. It looks like detail such as accented characters and the record structure has already been lost in the existing process.

We would normally assume that data files are text files suitable for processing in unix shell. Though you do not state what program was run to display the content of the file, it is clearly not a normal text file. I wonder if it is actually a database?
# 4  
Old 10-26-2009
If you have a file from mainframe in ebcdic with numbers in comp3 format (which will be screwed up with dd's conversion), the easiest way to look at the data is to load the data into an Oracle table with:

Code:
LOAD DATA
CHARACTERSET WE8EBCDIC500
INFILE 'infile' "FIX 23?"
TRUNCATE INTO TABLE T
(
 F1  POSITION(1) CHAR(??),
 AMT POSITION(*) DECIMAL(??),
 F2  POSITION(*) CHAR(??)
)

In your case, it doesn't seem to have any amount field.
Be careful with posting your company's financial data.

Last edited by Franklin52; 10-26-2009 at 12:05 PM.. Reason: Please use code tags, thanks!
 

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