How to read EBCDIC messages from the IBM Websphere JMS queue

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Environment

  • JBoss Fuse 6.1

Issue

We have JBoss Fuse linking to an IBM websphere application server, which exposes a queue to us. We cannot consume off this queue because the data comes back encoded. Apparently they put EBCDIC data onto their queue and I need to understand how I can get this into ASCII.

Resolution

In order to read EBCDIC data from the WebSphere queue you need to convert the binary data you read from the queue into the CP037 encoded String. The snippet below demonstrates how to do it in Camel.

<from uri="jms:websphere-queue"/>
<marshal><string charset="CP037"/></marshal>
<to uri=..."/>

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