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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 13, 2023

Request to implement CCSID data conversion for thai language on MQ multiple platform , which currently MQ by design does not supported to convert CCSID 838 to CCSID 819 directly regarding case TS011625274

Client : Siam Commercial Bank PCL (SCB), one of the latest bank in Thailand

Background and Issue details 

Currently, MQ are running on multiple platforms at SCB Bank such as MQ on (Linux, AIX , mainframe) and IIB running on AIX platform and each platform now is required CCSID conversion for Thai language with different CCSID such as MQ (linux) CCSID 874 and mainframe CCSID 838.

IBM Customer Success team has been supporting SCB Bank to modernize MQ on traditional platform to be MQ CP4I 2022.2 on Openshift 4.10 , during end-to end integration test , we found issue on CCSID data conversion on MQ does not support from direct conversion CCSID 838 to 819 , which is required from client as response to process with the system 

Idea priority Urgent
  • Admin
    Mark Taylor
    Mar 21, 2023

    As has been said before,any automatic conversion between these codepages would be very lossy. You can use the default codepage conversion option if you want to force a particular codepage, but this is not something we plan to add for this specific case.

  • Guest
    Feb 23, 2023

    Thanks for raising this - routing to the MQ team for appropriate review.