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2518175 - From Direct Connect Bracket Symbols ( ‘[‘ ‘]’) , not being converted properly on Mainframe DB2.


  • Bracket symbols  ‘[‘  and  ‘]’ (ASCII values in hex are '5B' and '5D') are entered locally on a PC. The values are stored in a DB2 system on a mainframe.  The data is transferred to DB2 using MFC (MainframeConnect).  
  • The customer expects to see the bracket characters in DB2 on the Mainframe (The EBCIDIC hex code values are 'BA' and 'BB').  The expected values are not being displayed.
  • For some reason these symbols are not being translated correctly from ASCII to EBCIDIC.



  • DirectConnect 15.0.1
  • Linux server
  • MFC Connect DB2/UDB  CICS Option to access IBM DB2 version 15 SP06
  • MFC Connect Server CICS Option version 15 SP06


Sybase MainframeConnect 15.0


CSSID iso-1 CP819 CP037 CHARSETSRV , KBA , BC-SYB-MFC , Mainframe Connect (MFC) , Problem

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