CVTDSPDTA       CONVERT DISPLAY DATA                   TAADSPE

 The Convert Display Data  command converts character data to  a minimum
 character  set that  can  be displayed.    The command  is  useful when
 displaying  data  and  the  format  is  unknown  and  may  contain  bit
 representations that cause display control functions to occur.

 A typical command is entered as:

         CVTDSPDTA     INPUT(&INPUT) OUTPUT(&OUTPUT)

 The INPUT value may be up to 5000 bytes in length.

 The OUTPUT return  variable must  be declared as  *CHAR LEN(128).   The
 OUTPUT2 parameter  may be used in addition  or in place of  and must be
 declared as *CHAR LEN(5000).

 The  character set  used is  defined in  the CL  program.   It contains
 upper and lower case A-Z,  the digits 0-9 and many special  characters.
 It can be modified to suit specific needs.

 Command parameters                                    *CMD
 ------------------

    INPUT         The input  variable.  It  can be  up to 5000  bytes in
                  length.

    OUTPUT        The  output or return  variable.  This  is an optional
                  return variable  that if  used  must be  specified  as
                  *CHAR LEN(128).

    OUTPUT2       The second  output  or return  variable.   This is  an
                  optional  return   variable  that  if   used  must  be
                  specified as *CHAR LEN(5000).

 Restrictions
 ------------

 Because  the  command  provides  a  return  variable,  it  can  only be
 executed in a CL program.

 Prerequisites
 -------------

 The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

      SCNVAR       Scan variable

 Implementation
 --------------

 None, the tool is ready to use.

 Objects used by the tool
 ------------------------

    Object        Type        Attribute      Src member    Src file
    ------        ----        ---------      ----------    ----------

    CVTDSPDTA     *CMD                       TAADSPE       QATTCMD
    TAADSPEC      *PGM           CLP         TAADSPEC      QATTCL

Added to TAA Productivity Tools April 1, 1995


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