• Subject: Re: Modify EBCDIC>ASCII xlate table
  • From: Scott Klement <klemscot@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 17:56:01 -0600 (CST)

Hi Dan...

On Tue, 23 Jan 2001 D.BALE@handleman.com wrote:

> I've created a remote out queue to use an IP-addressable (ASCII) label printer
> on our network.  The printer requires an ASCII hex code '02' as a prefix to
> several "system-level" commands.

We have several Datamax label printers that use this x'02' as a prefix to
commands... there are also x'01' prefixes, too... 

> Our experience with this type of label printer thus far has been to attach it
> to a 5250 dumb terminal via the serial port.  The IDEA display station allows
> custom translation and it is here that we translate an '@' character (EBCDIC
> x'7C') to an ASCII x'02' character.

Interesting idea... I could probably use that :)

> Is a workstation customizing object the way to go here?  Is there an existing
> EBCDIC-to-ASCII *WSCST object that I can copy to a new one and modify the one
> byte?

Just set one up and tell it that '@' is an ASCII control sequence...
Then tell it that the sequence is x'02'

Like this:


       DATA ='20'X.
       DATA ='0D'X.
       DATA ='0A'X.
       CODEPAGE = 437
       DATA =''X.
       ASCII ='40'X
       DATA ='02'X.

If you typed that into source member LABEL in LIB/QTXTSRC, then you'd
compile it with:


then specify MYLIB/LABEL as the workstation customizing object.

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