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Specifies the character set of the input file. Ensemble automatically translates the characters from this character encoding. The setting value is not case-sensitive. Use Binary for binary files, or for any data in which newline and line feed characters are distinct or must remain unchanged, for example in HL7 Version 2 or EDI messages. Other settings may be useful when transferring text documents. Choices include:

  • Binary — Binary transfer (the default for the FTP adapters)

  • Ascii — Ascii mode FTP transfer but no character encoding translation

  • Default — The default character encoding of the local Ensemble server

  • Latin1 — The ISO Latin1 8-bit encoding

  • ISO-8859-1 — The ISO Latin1 8-bit encoding

  • UTF-8 — The Unicode 8-bit encoding

  • UCS2 — The Unicode 16-bit encoding

  • UCS2-BE — The Unicode 16-bit encoding (Big-Endian)

  • Any other alias from an international character encoding standard for which NLS (National Language Support) is installed in Ensemble

  • @TranslationTable, where TranslationTable is the name of an Ensemble translation table (in this case Ensemble uses the given translation table)

For background information on character translation in Caché, see “Localization Support” in the Caché Programming Orientation Guide.

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