Convert "text" to "packed-decimal"?


 
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Question Convert "text" to "packed-decimal"?

Is there a way with HP-UX Release 10.20 (but going to HP-UX 11) to convert a regular "text" file to a packed data format (such as is created by a Cobol program)?
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Yeah, write a COBOL program to do it. I don't think there are any standard Unix tools, if that is what you are asking.
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What I was hoping for was a utility (like an IBM utility IEBGENER, IEBCOPY) that will do it.

My problem is that the new version of unix/oracle that we are going to does not have a procobol compiler, so we cannot compile (or write) a cobol program.
 

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