You can use command CPYTOIMPF. This command convert database file to "flat file" (i.e it makes target file with packed represented as strings). The converted file can be sent to ASCII systems using FTP.
You can use file transfer utilities. One example is iSeries Access file transfer, this utility will translate AS/400 fields (including packed decimal fields) to ASCII systems with no problem.
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