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Connect:Direct ZOS Support for UTF-8 BOM and FB (Fixed Block) format
Cutomer evaluating Connect:Direct on Windows and ZOS feedback that Connect:Direct does not support UTF-8 BOM and VB to FB format. Customer compares C:D to their current MFT solution that already supports this encoding conversions out of box. Customer feedback that they have to make changes to their existing implementation in order to adopt Connect:Direct. Customer may be reluctant to make the change.
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Files generated from windows application currently are encoded with UTF-8 BOM format. Existing MFT solution is able to convert and handle UTF-8 BOM encoding. And also support conversion for VB to FB formatting. MFT solution has to be able to handle UTF-8 BOM encoding and VB to FB format conversion.
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