At 10:17 AM 5/11/2004, you wrote:
>OK...I have created a new ebcdic.lay file for converting a EBCDIC file to ASCII. The file is a fixed 102 byte record file ( in EBCDIC ), with a 6 byte Packed Decimal field. NOw, do I need to point the application to use the new .lay file for the conversion ??? What am I missing ???
To convert the data file 'myfile.dat" with the .LAY file 'newlay.lay", give the DOS/NT command:
vpw -x ebcdic-t.vdm myfile.dat newlay.lay
where 'ebcdic-t.vdm' is the trial version of the EBCDIC level-2 software. Otherwise use "ebcdic-2.vdm", "ebcdic-3.vdm" or "ebcdic-4.vdm", corresponding to the purchased Level-2, Level-3 or Level-4 software.
The trial version includes the file ebcdic-t.txt which describes the basics of creating .LAY files and running the conversion.
Since we don't have a dedicated conference topic for EBCDIC conversion, we prefer having questions emailed to support@....