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Binary Coded Decimal

Hello !

We have encountered a problem where file adapter is sending flat structured files from mainframe systems to XI. Within these files there are fields that are binary decimals (COBOL COMP or something 😊

How do we pass these fields to XI and get them converted to an IDoc format fields ? Or does this need to be done prior to sending to XI ?

Kind regards


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    Posted on Oct 15, 2003 at 07:01 PM

    Hi Kimmo,

    There are several options to do what you need, the easist is probably #1.

    1. Convert the mainframe COBOL binary to string format before writing the data to file. An IBM utility, as a step after the cobol program executed, can probably be used for this.

    2. Provide a mapping routine in the mapping tool, more likely a java function that can be used by the GUI or XSLT mapping tool. For this, you will need to know how to do the conversion from COMP to string format.

    3. Write a user-exit Dispatcher program in the file adapter, before the data is sent to XI. This is probably the most complex. And, you will also need to know the conversion method.



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