Modifying fixed and COBOL formats

You can modify the following options for fixed and COBOL formats.
Character set
The code set that is used to translate the data in the data table
The driver that is used with the delimited format. For more information, see Selecting a driver.
The machine type that produced the data files. For more information, see Modify the machine description.

For a fixed format, you can select the GLS code set you want from the Character Set selection list. For information about locales and code sets, see the HCL Informix® GLS User's Guide.

To modify the options for fixed and COBOL formats:

  1. Display the Format-Definition window for the format that you want.

    To display the window, follow the steps in Creating a fixed format.

  2. Click Options.
    The Options window (in this example, the Fixed Format Options window) appears, as following figure shows.
    Figure 1. The Fixed Format Options window
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  3. Modify the options as appropriate.
  4. Click OK to save your options and return to the Format-Definition window.

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