Creating ASCII-EBCDIC Tables
Most ClearPath NX, ClearPath LX, and A Series hosts communicate using EBCDIC characters, while most PCs communicate using ASCII characters. To ensure that the host and clients can communicate, Synapta Services Builder for Screens includes a file, Asctoebc.aet, that contains internal default values to convert specific characters from one format to the other. These defaults are based on the U.S. English ASCII character set. If your computer uses a different character set, you might need to create and use a different ASCII-EBCDIC table.
|To create a new ASCII-EBCDIC translation table
- In a text editor such as Notepad, open the existing ASCII-EBCDIC table file (filename.aet).
This file is located in the Attachmate\EAI\ScreenConnectors\UnisysConfig\exlat directory.
- Make changes as required to each section of the file:
|To change a value
||Type the appropriate value in the
|The client sends to the host
|The host sends to the client
- Using a .aet filename extension, save the file in the Attachmate\EAI\ScreenConnectors\UnisysConfig\exlat directory.
To prevent overwriting your changes when you upgrade, you should always save modified tables with a new name.
- If the Runtime Service is installed on a different computer than the Task Builder, copy the new file to the same directory on the Runtime Service computer.