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To transfer a Binary file from the Mainframe to Windows / *nix box you must do a Binary Transfer for a very simple reason: the Ebcdic --> Ascii program can not distinguish between binary fields and Text fields.
Comp-3 value hex hex after Ascii conversion 400 x'400c' x'200c' x'40' is the ebcdic space character it gets converted to the ascii space character x'20'
You need to do a Binary transfer from the Mainframe. This will keep the file as EBCDIC and any binary fields will be untouched. You then read the file using Ebcdic.
You will need to check the RECFM on the Mainframe. If the RECFM is
The RecordEditor will use details from a Cobol Copybook and a Sample file to generate Java~JRecord Code.
Install version 0.98.4 or later. Consider the USB version, you just unzip to a normal directory and run from there. No install is needed
If you install either HSQL version, restart the computer before use
To start the Code-Generator, select Generate >>> Java~JRecord code for Cobol
On this screen enter the Cobol Copybook and Sample file (if you have one). The RecordEditor will try and fill in the fields for you.
You may need to fix up the control fields though. When everything is correct
When everything is correct press the Generate Java~JRecord button
On this screen you can
There are several Templates or Models that can be used, including
press the Generate Code button to generate java code.