I’m working on a text file that contains non-display characters. I think they are page breaks, since they occur in position 1, but I’m not sure. As usual, they appear as little boxes in Notepad. I think they are page breaks since they appear in the record before the page header information records.
I’d like to drop those records in my program. Years ago I got rid of non-display ‘null’ characters within the data that manifested themselves as a dot when viewed on the mainframe, by looking for the hex code 3F. (In the program I’d look for X’3F’.) I tried displaying the record as hex (DISPLAY HEX IN-REC), but it didn’t show it.
Does anyone have an idea what the hex code for this character might be?