00037 should be "to", so that makes 1122 as "from". I would have thought ASCII is 00437 CCSID, but you know best what CCSID it comes in. Now that I think about it 00437 may be just English ASCII and it sounds like you may be dealing with non-English ASCII CCSID. Elvis -----Original Message----- Subject: RE: [C400-L] Local characters encoding problem Here's misunderstanding. If I have a byte 0xYY, that came to a job, having CCSID of, say, 1122. I know, that the PC program sent letter "Ä" in ASCII and it have become 0xYY on the AS/400. If I will manage to convert it to "Ä" again, then everyhing is OK. So I assumed, that rather TOCCSID must be job's CCSID and FROMCCSID is unknown.... My job's CCSID is nice 00037, but is it "from" or "to"?