TDM: Synthetically Generated mainframe file isn't uploading correctly. Variable block

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Article ID: 206443

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Products

CA Test Data Manager (Data Finder / Grid Tools)

Issue/Introduction

We created a synthetic file with 100 records and we used FTP with with Bin and Mode B and

site recfm=V,lrecl=704, blksize=27988 RDW, which matches the parameters from the sample FTP parameters and the file we allocated.

Our file when it gets up to the mainframe isn't breaking on the logical record length.

 

Cause

Packed data

Environment

Release : 4.9

Component : CA Test Data Manager - Mainframe

Resolution

You were not looking at the packed numeric value.

Where you thought that the uploading of the converted generated data was going to unpack the packed decimal field, when in reality that is not the case at all.

Your COBOL programs will perform this action. So the uploaded converted generated data was right all along.