ASCII

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          .-NO---.   
>>-ASCII=-+-YES--+---------------------------------------------><
          +-IN---+   
          +-OUT--+   
          '-BOTH-'   

ASCII
Specifies the requirements for translation of tape data between ASCII and EBCDIC.
NO
No translation is performed.
IN or YES
Translates tape input from ASCII format to EBCDIC format.
OUT
Translates tape output from EBCDIC format to ASCII format before writing it to the output tape.
BOTH
Translates tape input from ASCII format to EBCDIC format, and translates tape output from EBCDIC format to ASCII format.

Use this option to convert ASCII tapes from one ASCII character set to another.

Input translation is done using the Z Data Tools ASCII/EBCDIC translate table; output translation is done using the Z Data Tools EBCDIC/ASCII translate table.

Note: Changing the ASCII option has no effect for ZDT/Db2, ZDT/IMS, or ZDT/CICS.