I have several RPG programs which are being deployed via Implementer to
several different LPAR's being used by different world areas, one of which
is for Europe.
The source files are all defined with CCSID(37), but the European
environment is using CCSID(500).
How do I deal with the variant character | (the pipe symbol) across these
In CCSID(37) , the pipe symbol is X'4F', but in CCSID(500) the pipe symbol
for example, in a program I have:
Delimiter = '|';
which works fine in the CCSID(37) environments, but on the CCSID(500)
environment it it appears as a ! (exclamation point) since X'4F' in
CCSID(500) is the exclamation point.
I know, for example, that in CL programs that the solution is to use *BCAT,
*TCAT, or *CAT instead of the symbolic representations |<, |>, or || to get
around the character translation issues having to do with variant
characters, but I am stumped on how to handle this problem.