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Data Conversion under WebSphere MQ

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This publication contains an overview of WebSphere MQ Data Conversion.


Regardless of whether you are connecting two ‘like’ systems (ASCII to ASCII, or EBCDIC to EBCDIC), or even if your two queue managers are on the same physical machine, the WebSphere MQ data conversion routines will be invoked.

This publication has been written to supplement the existing data conversion information found within the WebSphere MQ product documentation.

Change history
Last Updated: 12 October 2009

  • 16 May 2006: This document is also applicable to WebSphere MQ V6.0. Correct value of upper case U umlaut in the CCSID 37 column in Appendix F, It should be hex 'FC'.
  • 9 June 2008. Added clarification to UTF-16 support and the use of MQCCSI_Q_MGR. Added section on the differences between round-trip and non-round-trip conversion tables.
  • 12 October 2009. Added missing control codes to and corrected error in Appendix A.

Related information

WebSphere MQ Library

Data conversion - latest updates.pdf

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Product Alias/Synonym

WebSphere MQ MQSeries MQ WMQ

Document information

More support for: WebSphere MQ
Data Conversion

Software version: 7.1, 7.5, 8.0

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, OpenVMS, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 7005729

Modified date: 10 June 2008