Filename modified when transferring USS filenames with special characters using File Transfer (JOBF)

Document ID : KB000087837
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Issue:
Error Message :
N/A

When transferring files with special characters (i.e. EBCDIC German) in the USS filename from a z/OS Agent to a Windows Agent, the filenames on the target system might not be correct after the transfer.

The z/OS Agent converts the USS (HFS) file names using the EBCDIC/International to ASCII table.  Only encoding/characters present in EBCDIC/International and ASCII are supported.

 
Investigation

Enter the following USS filename:
ÜÖÄüöäß%$àáâèéê.txt

This is converted to:
!ÖÄüöäß$??????.txt
 

when the file is transferred to the Windows machine.

 
Environment:
OS: Z/OS
Cause:
Cause type:
By design
Root Cause: zOS Agent converts the USS filenames using EBCDIC/International to ASCII table.
Resolution:
This is a technical limitation, there will be no fix.

Fix Status: No Fix

Additional Information:
Workaround :
Use only encoding/characters present in EBCDIC/International and ASCII