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


Article ID: 206443


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CA Test Data Manager (Data Finder / Grid Tools)


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.



Packed data


Release : 4.9

Component : CA Test Data Manager - Mainframe


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.