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Dealing with Mainframe files containing packed data

  • 1.  Dealing with Mainframe files containing packed data

    Posted 6 days ago
    First time posting, so please offer suggestions, etc. as to format.  Fairly new user of Datastage and have been tasked with updating our DS jobs to use files which have been FTP'd to a Linux server and replace the ZOS stage for retrieving MainFrame data.  When the data is straight character, the transition is smooth.  When the data contains packed fields (dates and decimals), the process aborts.  The MF files have been FTP'd as TXT files to the Linux server.  
    Any pointers would be appreciated.

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    James Powell
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