Translation Tables

Connect:Direct® translates data from one character set to a different character set, such as from ASCII to EBCDIC, using character translation tables. These translation tables provide greater flexibility in the translation of data when copying data to or from a Connect:Direct node.

Default translation tables are defined in the initialization parameters for the Connect:Direct node. You also have the ability to specify a different translation table in the sysopts parameter with each Copy statement. Connect:Direct provides two standard translation tables for use when sending or receiving data to or from a remote Connect:Direct node:

  • XLATERCV translates data from EBCDIC to ASCII.
  • XLATESND translates data from ASCII to EBCDIC.

Translation is only performed when the data type is text. No translation is done if the data type is binary.