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Format of the Unload file

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Apr 16, 2008
Latest reply on Apr 16, 2008 by ca.portal.admin
Hi,

Using the standard IDMS Unload utility, the Unload file format appears
to
be readable by a COBOL program. (NB: I've only tested this on 2 Areas.)

Does anyone know if there are any special exceptions, where an unloaded
data field will not be readable?

Note 1: I'm excluding consideration of Third Party Products, as I guess
that they probably use a proprietary format, which may not be readable.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Note 2: I'm not interested in an Unload by a in-house written program,
as
the Utility will be faster, and I'm esp. interested in speed.

Thanks very much.

Mike.
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Re: Format of the Unload file
"What about compressed records?


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Subject: Re: Format of the Unload file

The unloaded record is exactly the format defined in IDD and attached to
the schema, so packed or binary data is still packed or binary.

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