Problem:

When using the WinSpool/400 product on an AS/400 system in the UK/England, the Sterling (£) symbol downloads as a Dollar Sign ($). What can the user to resolve this problem ?

Solution:

Applies to WINSPOOL version 3.26 and above.
 
Run the following command to tell WinSpool/400 to use a DDS created work file:
 
WSPLUSEDDS OPTION(*SET) USEDD(*YES)   
 
Run the following command to tell WinSpool/400 to use CCSID 285 when converting report data:
 
WSPLCCSID OPTION(*SET) CCSID(285)   
 
Re-start the AS/400 FTP server before using these settings. This clears out an WinSpool/400 work files in library QTEMP for the AS/400 FTP server. 
 
Listed below are the commands for re-starting the AS/400 FTP server:
 
ENDTCPSVR  *FTP
STRTCPSVR *FTP
 
From now on, all reports downloaded via WinSpool/400 or any of the RJS automated download products should use CCSID 285 and the Sterling should get correctly downloaded in the report.

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Last Modified On: December 10, 2016