IBM Support

MCH1202 in EBDI001 or EBDI002 program with Sterling Gentran:Server for iSeries

Technote (troubleshooting)


MCH1202 decimal data error in program EBDI001 or EBDI002 after upgrade to Gentran Server for iSeries (GSi) V3.6.


During inbound or outbound processing, the MCH1202 error message occurs, which is causing a production down situation


Starting with GSi V3.6, the Standards Element definition sizes changed

Resolving the problem

Run the Standard Table Extract command, to rebuild your batch standards file with the updated standard definitions. There are two ways to run it:

  • EXTSTD from command line

  • option 30-Std Table Extract from the "Work with Standards" menu, key entry line,

Document information

More support for: Sterling Gentran:Server for iSeries
Mapping and Translation

Software version: 3.6

Operating system(s): IBM i

Reference #: 1611224

Modified date: 16 May 2014