IBM i GETFILE does not receive Unicode characters correctly from XCOM for Windows

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Article ID: 198436

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Products

CA XCOM Data Transport CA XCOM Data Transport - Windows XCOM - SUPPORT

Issue/Introduction

A GETFILE performed from the IBM i with files with special characters (Á, ó) and ANSI encoding are received from the Windows server without problems. However, when the files have UTF-8 (unicode) encoding, they arrive at the iSeries with two 2 null bytes instead of the special character.
Is there any way to correct this.

Cause

Support for UTF-8 encoding is not yet available on XCOM for AS/400 (iSeries, IBM i)

Environment

Release : 11.0

Component : CA XCOM Data Transport for AS/400 i5/OS

CA XCOM Data Transport for Windows 11.6

Resolution

Not at the current time. XCOM for iSeries does not currently support UTF-8 encoding. XCOM for Windows does, but you have to specify parameters designed for UTF-8. Both sides would have to have support for UTF_8 encoding.

Additional Information

Read about UTF-8 (unicode) support for XCOM for Windows in our online documentation:

Unicode and Multi-Byte Character Set Support for Data Transfer