• Subject: Re: Rhyme nor reason
  • From: "Peter Dow" <pcdow@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 17:31:01 -0800

Hi Jim,

Sounds like an interesting problem. It sounds like that packed number in the
alpha field might be part of the problem.  On the user profile there is a
parameter CHRIDCTL which I've never used before, but from the sound of the
help text, might be the problem:

CHRIDCTL specifies the character identifier control for the job.
This attribute controls the type of CCSID conversion that occurs for
display files, printer files, and panel groups.  The *CHRIDCTL
special value must be specified on the CHRID command parameter on
the create, change, or override commands for display files, printer
files, and panel groups before this attribute will be used.

The possible values are:

*SYSVAL
    The value specified in the system value QCHRIDCTL is used.

*DEVD
    The *DEVD special value performs the same function as on the
    CHRID command parameter for display files, printer files, and
    panel groups.

*JOBCCSID
   The *JOBCCSID special value performs the same function as on the
   CHRID command parameter for display files, printer files, and
   panel groups.

Does your profile and the test profile have the same value for this?

Peter Dow
Dow Software Services, Inc.
909 425-0194 voice
909 425-0196 fax

From: Jim Langston
> Now, I can do an UPDDTA and browse the file fine, someone else can
> not.  There are no date fields in this file.  There seems to be one
> instance
> where there is a packed number in an alpha field (I'm gonna have to fix
> that) but I can browse it fine, I just see the characters that make up
> the
> numbers, while the other use gets "The retrieved record contains invalid
> data."
>
> I copied his user profile to another profile named test, logged on as
> test,
> and test gets the same error.

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