The SupportPac consists of a White Paper, providing an overview of MQSeries Data Conversion and a set of C language programming examples.
The best means of providing for Data Conversion (e.g. ASCII/EBCDIC), for messages flowing between unlike platforms, is often a source of confusion for newcomers to MQSeries.
The SupportPac consists of a White Paper, providing an overview of MQSeries Data Conversion. There is also an accompanying set of C language programming examples.
The SupportPac is relevant to all MQSeries users who wish to flow messages between platforms of unlike architectures e.g. with different character or integer representations.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED
In order to understand the White Paper, a basic understanding of MQSeries is required - specifically:
» The MQSeries Application Programming Interface (MQI).
» Distributed MQSeries concepts i.e. channels.
» A basic level of C programming skill would also be helpful.
Author: Stefan Lloyd, IBM EMEA Transaction Systems COC, Hursley
Last Updated: 11Jun97
Current Version: 1.1
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The programming examples are primarily provided as supporting material for the White Paper. If you wish to try them out you will need:
» An MQSeries Queue Manager supporting Data Conversion.
» A set of C language programming tools supported by that Queue Manager.
The programming examples include makefiles for CSet++ on OS/2, but these may be readily adapted for other platforms.
To install the SupportPac:
» Copy the file ma07.zip to a temporary directory
» Uncompress using InfoZip's Unzip.
» This will create the necessary files.
The link below contains more information in PDF format. Refer to URL:
http://www.adobe.com for an Adobe Acrobat PDF viewer.
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