On 28-Mar-2012 15:16 , DeLong, Eric wrote:
I would also mention that changing that system value seems to be
safe for most systems, especially those here in the US, where CCSID
00037 is most common.

Setting the value in a User Profile limits the scope, and allows customization according to the environment\language specific to the user.

For this specific case, you might just try this before your
CPYTOIMPF command...


The CHGPF is best avoided to change the CCSID of a database physical file, except for source files, and only when the text data in all of the source members is known to be in the newly specified CCSID; i.e. just tagged incorrectly presently. The original design intent of the CHGPF CCSID(specified) is to assign a CCSID from when before CCSID support existed, and thus has [potentially undesirable] consequences beyond just changing the CCSID of the column(s); i.e. all /text/ CCSIDs for the file are set to the specified value even if they are already correct, and for which LABEL and COMMENT would have to be re-applied to recover. AFaIK the support is not modified to be in any way /smart/ about avoiding that effect.

Also as the OP already responded, a database /flat file/ [aka a program described database file] can not be assigned a CCSID because the flat file is inherently undescribed... just rows\records of binary data of the fixed record length.

Regards, Chuck

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