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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 5, 2019

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.

What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

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.

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    Jun 25, 2020

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it thoroughly with my team, but unfortunately we will not be able to accept this. Although this is likely technically feasible we didn't see much market interest in the enhancement. Because of that we don't think that we'll be able to devote development effort to this enhancement in the near term and must decline it. Thank you for opening this enhancement request with us and please don't hesitate to use the tool in the future if you have other ideas we should consider.

    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager