ISPF Table Utility with UTF-8 data

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ISPF Table Utility with UTF-8 data

Postby Steve Coalbran » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:14 pm

I have some data which comes from a Windoze server in UTF-8 format (because it contains names of people in various countries) and this is to be converted into an ISPF table. I would like to be able to display it in this format.
Can the "ISPF Table Utility" 3.16 PGM(ISRUTABL) handle UTF-8 format data.
I don't see any options but wondering if there can be a a parametric option?
I'm guessing not as I don't see any option on TBDISPL for this and this will be at the root?
I'm sure UTF-8/ASCII were considered back when Angus T-S wrote the original TPAN which is the base of TBLUTIL?
Any ideas? :D
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Re: ISPF Table Utility with UTF-8 data

Postby Pedro » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:31 pm

I would like to be able to display it in this format.

I do not understand your comment. I thought UTF-8 was the internal representation of the characters, but the characters are still A-Z, a-z. That is, when you display on the screen, you want to show the EBCDIC characters.

Therefore, I think you want a conversion to take place. Perhaps add another column that has the converted value and show that in a table display. use the original column value if need to send back to Windoze.
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