I have combed through the existing threads regarding “packed decimal” topics, but still don’t know how to attack this problem.
We have a new customer who wants us to import address data, which is being exported from a mainframe every night, into an Oracle database, via webMethods IntegrationServer.
The file is not readable with standard file means, it seems. The host administrators said it’s packed decimal, and they refuse to export the data in any other format.
What do I need to have and plug together to be able to read and parse such a file?
I have read that I need a wMMainframe package. Is this really required?
We’re running wM 8.2 on Solaris 10.
Thanks for any pointers!