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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 29, 2018

add ascii to ebcdic converter to ACS IFS

please add option to automatically convert ebcdic to ascii data during "integrated file system" file download in IBM i Access Client Solutions

Use Case:

We have a lot of files which are stored within IFS in EBCDIC format.
When we download these files they should be automatically converted to ascii to be readable on PC.
It is also OK for me to add a checkbox on every download (or in global options) if translation should be done or not.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Aug 7, 2020

    This is available in the August 2020 update. An option has been added to "Download..." for converting a text file to UTF-8.

  • Guest
    Jun 18, 2020

    If you download a .txt file (CCSID 37) from IFS the resulting file on the PC remain in EBCDIC. It should be converted to ASCII so that the file is readable on the PC.

  • Guest
    May 12, 2020

    We would like to poll the voters of this RFE with the following question :
    Since ACS runs on several platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac), would providing an option to convert to UTF8 on download suffice? If your answer is no, please clarify your specific requirements.

  • Guest
    Apr 23, 2018

    IBM has received this requirement and is evaluating it. A response will be provided when evaluation is complete.

  • Guest
    Apr 3, 2018

    This RFE's Headline was changed after submission to reflect the headline of an internal request we were already considering, but will now track here.