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HOw do I open a file exported to a PC from an AS400 iseries using iseries navigator

I have exported a portion of a database using  I series navigator into a comma delimited text file to my PC .When I open it, all I get is a bunch of what look like control characters.
What utility can I use to open this exported on my PC.

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8/22/2022 - Mon

We use an application called IBM iSeries Access for Windows.  The new version, System i Access (http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/i/software/access/index.html), requires a key to use.  It's been so long since we setup our 400 that I can't remember whether we purchased this seperately (probably did) or if it was included.

I'm an idiot.  Didn't see the part where you clearly stated you already use that.  Sorry.

When you installed it, did you install all the features and plugins?  I've made the mistake of leaving out a few different utilities before and have been left high and dry.

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When databases are created on our system the CCSID is set to 37 by default.  But, I have found if you are creating the database in a query and you create new character fields in the query, that the field CCSID will become 65535 and will cause the whole file to show garbage when transfered using Data Transfer in iSeries Access.  You can view the field details of the file using DSPFFD where it will show the CCSID of the individual field.
One thing you can do if it is a query problem.  You can create the file first using a file description and fill the field as you are running the query.  This will keep the CCSID the same as when it was created.
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