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On 5/31/22 10:42 AM, Mark Villa wrote:
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.
In general, it is as Rob and I both said: x'20' to x'3F' are 5250
attributes; x'40' to x'FE' are displayable characters; anything else
could be trouble. Incidentally, the one thing I don't think you'll find
in the manual Rob linked to is a chart of what those displayable
Here's a 5250 Functions Reference. I think it's a little bit different
from the one I have in hardcopy, but you'll find that if you scroll down
to page 110 (PDF page numbering), you'll find the first of several
fairly useful 5250 EBCDIC charts.
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