|FAQ : Frequently Asked Questions|
What if my System i runs with system value QCCSID 65535?
A: System value QCCSID 65535 inhibits automatic character conversion from a CCSID to another CCSID. That is general a big problem with CGI programs.
Fortunately, CGIDEV2 service program cares for this problem. The service program checks the job CCSID and, if it is found to be 65535, it is changed to its default value.
However, this may be not enough.
The HTTP server assumes that the CGI is running with the CCSID of system value QCCSID, and this can also cause problems in character conversion.
In order to have your HTTP instance jobs running with a CCSID other than the one specified in system value QCCSID, you have to (re)start your HTTP instance by specifying the desired CCSID value through the "Instance startup value" fsccsid. Example:
STRTCPSVR SERVER(*HTTP) HTTPSVR(instance_name '-fsccsid nnn')
where nnn is the desired CCSID value.