Hi, I downloaded an ebcdic file to my pc. its ebcdic binary cp 37 most likely.
i hoped the f0f1f2 format of hex data when browsing the file using a cobol
copybook and a field equal cobol pic x(3) format; would display as 012.
instead it was ascii graphic symbols.
however the comp-3 numeric field displayed correctly in the browse file.
Its just the CHAR columns that have an isssue.
I can think of 2 reasons for this
1) Make sure you have cp037 specified in the font field Record Layout
definition (at the bottom of the
record Layout screen, there is a Extra Tab, Click on it, and there is a
Also in the sample database there are a number of DTAR* copybooks, these are
2) Problem with Java installation, in specifically charset.jar. In java the
mainframe character set encodings
are in a File charset.jar. If this file is missing corrupted, Java will work
normally as long as you
do not want to display mainframe characters (or Thai etc). Sun also describe
as an optional file so Some companies do not install it as part of Java.
Normally you can just copy the charset.jar from another java installation, in
it should be the same java version but charset.jar does not change much so
versions will do. Alternatively a full Java install should work.
Here is a listing of my java lib directory under windows:
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is B660-47A4
Directory of C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\lib
09/25/2007 02:05 AM 6,555,645 charsets.jar
09/25/2007 02:06 AM 2,595,874 deploy.jar
09/25/2007 02:05 AM 649,305 javaws.jar
06/05/2008 10:10 PM 88,256 jce.jar
09/25/2007 02:04 AM 556,617 jsse.jar
09/24/2007 11:36 PM 382 management-agent.jar
09/25/2007 02:05 AM 957,988 plugin.jar
09/25/2007 12:12 AM 1,071,615 resources.jar
09/25/2007 02:04 AM 41,336,268 rt.jar
9 File(s) 53,811,950 bytes
0 Dir(s) 10,498,904,064 bytes free
If the above possible solution do not work, let me know + provide details on
Operating System / java version etc
and I will dig a bit deeper