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GENTRAN 6 Upgrade and CCSID



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The EDI guys upgraded GENTRAN from v5 to V6 yesterday. Looked like everything was working but they didn't test the communication bits.

This afternoon an AS2 partner send back one of our outgoing transmissions because it contained nonsense data. True. When the EDI guys look at the IFS file thru a Windows mapped drive the file is garbage. When I look at it through WRKLNK it is correct. I'm guessing a CCSID mismatch somewhere in GENTRAN, though IBM support are unable to pinpoint it, so we've gone back to V5. The other issue is that GENTRAN batch jobs cannot sign on to the VAN, thought the password is correct and the EDI guys can connect interactively. And everything works now that we're back on V5.

The IFS file CCSID is 37. System value QCCSID is 65535 (I inherited this). Some of the other EDI directories (there is one for each customer) have CCSID 37, some CCSID 1252, but I haven't looked at them all.

Some user profiles are CCSID 37 but I haven't done a thorough investigation of them all, or determined what profile EDI jobs get submitted with.

1) If anyone has any GENTRAN insight I would appreciate it.

2) What are the implications of changing QCCSID(65535) to QCCSID(37)? Is there anything more suitable for a USA shop, mostly homegrown apps and .NET code.

Thanks, Sam





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