Usage Note 17841: Extraneous characters appear for catalog entry descriptions when using
When using PROC CIMPORT with a transport file that contains a catalog
containing single-byte or single-byte and double-byte characters such as
HANKAKU-KATAKANA, you may see extraneous characters in the description
fields of the recreated catalogs.
This occurs under MVS in the Japanese LOCALE. Running SAS® in KATAKANA
mode (DBCSLANG=KATAKANA) should allow both single-byte Katakana and DBCS
characters to appear.
Set the DBCSLANG= option to KATAKANA (DBCSLANG=KATAKANA) and try to
import the file again with PROC CIMPORT.
If the problem persists, and you want to try an additional workaround,
recreate the transport file with the OUTTYPE option of PCIBM. If the
OUTTYPE=PCIBM option is used when creating the CPORT file, you may see
proper description fields after using PROC CIMPORT to convert the