well, we had already set the system value, but that just affects files that
then get created, like a default, but not existing files, they retained
the -1

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R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr.
 -- IBM Certified Specialist - iSeries Administrator
 -- IBM Certified Specialist - RPG IV Developer

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous,
  he will not bite you. This is the principal difference
  between a dog and a man."

    - Mark Twain

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Franz" <franz400@triad.rr.com>
To: <web400@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: [WEB400] Is ccsid 65535 cvt to 37 painless?


> >until we set it to 37.
>
> My fear is changing the system value. not a specific file value.
> I have credit card auth & settle running with all kinds of
> hex characters and worry changing the ccsid will change the
> ascii characters transmitted. Don't have a good time or method
> to test in a 24x7 env with no test system. Plus management
> may not understand my "potentially" breaking one app in order
> to "potentially" fix another (and I'm on the clock..).
>
> jim
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr." <rbruceh@attglobal.net>
> To: <web400@midrange.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 1:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [WEB400] Is ccsid 65535 cvt to 37 painless?
>
>
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Scott Mildenberger" <Smildenber@Washcorp.com>
> > To: <web400@midrange.com>
> > Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2002 12:14 PM
> > Subject: RE: [WEB400] Is ccsid 65535 cvt to 37 painless?
> >
> >
> > > I went through and changed it on all our machines and never had any
> > > problems.  We are running JD Edwards on some of our machines as well
as
> > many
> > > custom applications.
> > >
> >
> >
> > actually, not changing it can be more painful... we just had an old pf
> from
> > the 38 days, still pf38-dta, and at ccsid of -1. ODBC access to this
file
> > returned lots of nasty garbage until we set it to 37.
> >
> > ===========================================================
> > R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr.
> >  -- IBM Certified Specialist - iSeries Administrator
> >  -- IBM Certified Specialist - RPG IV Developer
> >
> > "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous,
> >   he will not bite you. This is the principal difference
> >   between a dog and a man."
> >
> >     - Mark Twain
> >
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