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Thank you for the help, we are getting a variety of invalid characters from
various sources, as you know, we can store in a field just fine but
displaying it through normal screen DSPF is limited to a valid set of
characters. I am assuming these characters can cause the printer to hang
from time to time also, but I don't really know of a case. I am
definitely going to need to review the reference, it would be nice to have
an automatic filter for bad data.

On Tue, May 31, 2022 at 1:09 PM James H. H. Lampert via MIDRANGE-L <
midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 5/31/22 9:32 AM, Mark Villa wrote:
Trying to avoid "Invalid Data" on the 5250 display
Rob brings up a valid point. My previous answer assumed you are *not*
attempting to build a 5250 data stream "from scratch," but are instead
letting the operating system build it for you, e.g., using a display file.

How low-level do you need to go? A 5250 is not a Lear ADM-3, or even a
DEC VT-100. Building a 5250 data stream from scratch ("User-Defined") is
*not* for the faint of heart.

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