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UNIX to DOS file conversion - extra LF & CR !

Hello Experts,

My team is facing a file conversion issue so I thought I'd drop by for some expert advice.

It is a File to File scenario.

The sender & Receiver systems were both UNIX based systems initially & we had no issues then.

Now that the receiver system moved on to Windows based OS, the files we receive from the sender seem incompatible!

Looks like we have extra "Line Feeds" & "Carriage Returns".

The file when generated in the UNIX system has a "0D" (hex character) embedded at every line end.

When this file is received by the Windows system, an extra "0A" and a "0D" is added to it making it "0D0D0A" ! & this is causing technical issues while processing the file further.

Is SAP PI 7.1 equipped to solve this issue?

If not, How can the issue be solved ?

Please share your thoughts.

Thanks in advance,

Sam Anish

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  • Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 08:35 AM

    Hi Sam ,

    Please try Hexdecimal values for newline and other symbols . when we change the environment from unix to some other . some time we face this issue

    for 'nl' = '0x0a' hexadecimal values .



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  • Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 06:26 AM

    Try processig as Text and not Binary. DOS text files traditionally have carriage return and line feed pairs as their newline characters while Unix text files have the line feed as their newline characters. When files are procesed as text, this is normally handled automatically when the file is created/generated. But when you process them as binary it's passed through 'as is', and then windows OS adds it's own CR/LF to the already existing LF.

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    Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 04:25 AM

    Hi Sam,

    Were you able to solve this issue?

    Unfortunately even I am facing the same issue.



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    • Former Member Sam Anish

      Hi Sam,

      My scenario was actually FTP-->SFTP with a little mapping. There is an option to select file type in as binary or text. When I selected text, it had 3 more options :




      On selecting CR/LF the files went just fine in UNIX format.

      PS: The SFTP adapter that we have in our 7.11 system is ADVANCO's.



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