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[AWA] Using Umlauts in file names

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Article ID: 200172

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Products

CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine

Issue/Introduction

Hi team,

When using a JOBF (file transfer job) or a JOBS (doing an echo "xxx" > file_name), the output file is not recognized properly :

  • source filename: UmlauteÜÖÄüöä.txt
  • target filename: Umlaute??????.txt

 

This may happen on Unix & Windows servers depending on the local charset.

Cause

The main problem is, that we use ASCII internally everywhere (1 byte) for chars, and when using utf8 non-english chars are represented with more bytes, which causes problems.

Environment

Release : 12.3

Component : AUTOMATION ENGINE

Resolution

Do not use specific characters (including umlauts) in file names.
AWA can't work with those characters for files transfer.