McCallion, Martin wrote:

> I changed my job CCSID
> to 500 and sent a data queue entry with some data from outside the
> invariant character set.  In my Java class I used an AS400Text object to
> convert the received data to a Java format.

Changing job CCSID to 500 does not change character data by itself.
Where the data for data queue entry was coming from ?
It was coming from database file, it would be converted to 500 - if
database file or field CCSID was not 65535. In which case it will not be
converted.
It will not be converted also if you have this data say, hardcoded in the
program.

It seems to be the case from what you say about Java side (I assume that
sending side is not Java). If data was not *really* in 500 but in default
CCSID, then when you create your AS400Text object with default CCSID, it
will be converted to Unicode correctly.
But when you create it with CCSID 500, it will be converted from CCSID 500
(which it is not). Hence the problem.

Just my 2c worth...

Alexei Pytel




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