Transform Record Mode (Advanced) dialog box

Use this dialog box to configure a business rule action to transform documents using record mode (advanced). This advanced option is used to perform custom conversions using DCO chains. This provides flexibility to specify code pages, carriage controls, record formats, and so forth. for the incoming document and the output desired.

Tip: If needed, you can use the Data Conversion Utility to create custom DCOs for converting data formats. This will not be necessary for most users. If you think this conversion is necessary, please contact Support to ensure the data is converted properly.

Server

Specifies the licensed rules agent server that you want to use.

Parameters

Code page in — Specifies the code page that represents the current status of the input document. The default format is 037 (EBCDIC).

Code page out — Specifies the code page that represents how the file is being transformed. The default format is 437 (ASCII).

FCB — Specifies the FCB resource that will control the vertical format of printed output. You can select a defined FCB in the drop-down list or click the browse button (...) to create, modify, or import FCBs in the Resource Manager dialog box. FCBs are created using the FCB Resource dialog box.

FCB description — Provides a description of the selected FCB.

FCB default — Specifies the default FCB. The default is STD, a predefined FCB with 66 lines and channel stop 1 on line 1.

In type — Specifies the input data type.

Out type — Specifies the desired output data type.

Data type after conversion — Specifies the data type of the output documents.

Use block lengths — Enables or disables the use of block lengths in the record. When this option is selected, records include a block count. The block count will directly precede the record count. In the following example, the block count consists of the first four hexadecimal values (00 0C 00 00) and the record count consists of the second four hexadecimal values (00 08 00 00):

00 0C 00 00 00 08 00 00 F1 F2 F3 F4

FCB override — Enables or disables overriding FCBs. Enabling this option causes FCBs in the beginning of the data to be ignored, functioning as if there were no FCBs in the data.

Send FCB — Enables or disables sending FCBs to the printer.

Delimiter — Selects the type of delimiter to use. You can choose one of the following:

  • None — Records do not include delimiter characters.
  • ASCII — Records include an ASCII delimiter. Each record ends in a carriage return and line feed character. The actual record length is two bytes more than the fixed record length specified above.
  • EBCDIC — Records include an EBCDIC delimiter. Each record ends in a carriage return and line feed character. The actual record length is two bytes more than the fixed record length specified above.

Truncate Trailing Blanks — Enables or disables the truncating of trailing blanks.

Pad record — Enables or disables pad record. Enabling this option pads blank records with a space.

Pad skip1 — Enables or disables pad skip to channel 1. Enabling this option pads blank records with a space.

Length — Specifies the length of the fixed records. The default value is 80.

Follow on actions

Input document — Specifies the follow on actions for the input document (original document). You can choose to delete, retain, or process the next rule for the original document. The newly created documents (output documents) continue with the next rule action.