Hi, Sean.

It looks like the data that "worked" was plain ascii and the other was base
64 encoded (but still ASCII).

There should be no conversion of the data from ASCII to EBCDIC in your case
since the content type is application/[whatever].

I'd double check the headers on one that doesn't base64 encode the data.
And double check what you're using for the upload option to see if one
base64 encoded and one didn't.

Or, you may need to read the headers and if it is base64 encoded, decode it
before storing it in your IFS.


On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 9:55 AM, McGovern, Sean <sean.mcgovern@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

About a month ago, I installed the latest version of CGIDEV2, and
developed functionality that allows users to upload file attachments to DB2
table via the web, with the ability to download from the DB2 table. In this
way, files can be attached to 'orders' and users can view these files when
they wish. All was working well (even made a video demonstrating the
process to users).

Now paperwork has been approved for me to promote this development to a QA
environment. I tested the functionality again and hit an issue that I've
been unable to resolve. I'm unaware of any changes that have been made in
the past month.

Now, when the file attachment data reaches CGISRVPGM2, it appears to have
been converted and I don't know why.

I have specified...

DefaultFsCCSID 937
DefaultNetCCSID 1208

If, for example, I attempt to upload a PDF document, I can see in browser
debug, that the post contains...

Content-Disposition: form-data; name="Filedata"; filename="Imp 4991.pdf"
Content-Type: application/pdf
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64


The above base64 data translates to "%PDF-1.6", which is what I see when I
open the PDF document in Notepad. I'm unsure whether it should be base64
encoded, but I believe this was working this way previously.

When I did this a month ago, I got the correct hex values in the DB2

(CCSID 819)

Now, I get...


Debugging, I see this is the data (in hex) that is read and written to the
temporary filename in CGISRVPGM2. CGISRVPGM2 doesn't appear to be
converting this data.

I don't know why I'm now getting 4A564...whereas previously I got

Thanks for any help.

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