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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 2, 2016

Problem with CPYFRMIMPF command and file with CCSID = 1208 UTF-8

When using command CPYFRMIMPF FROMCCSID(1208) UTF-8 and *FIXED format, each national characters coded on 2 bytes are causing shifting of data in output file. As explained by iGSC in PMR 61492,001,822 when using *FIXED format and multi-byte code points we convert each byte and not by characters. System does not remove bytes to shorten/truncate to how the field is defined. Pure SBCS or DBCS encodings will display true *FIXED. The modification expected by developers is conversion based on characters not bytes.

Use Case:

Example is included in PMR 61492,001,822.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Feb 27, 2021

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed.

    Since this enhancement would introduce a change in behavior, it would require a new data area to enable the function. This implementation option limits the number of clients who will ever adopt the enhancement, lowering its potential value to our community. Therefore, the cost necessary to deliver this feature is not considered worth the anticipated benefit.

  • Guest
    Nov 15, 2016

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - DB2 for i
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Other

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Other

  • Guest
    Sep 3, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #93980 in product IBM i.