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RE: cpytostmf file layout problem



fixed

What does EDTF indicate in the upper right hand corner -  Column :    1 
  145 by  79 or whatever? The 145 (in this example) is the record
length.

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: RE: cpytostmf file layout problem
> From: "Joshua M. Sprang" <joshsprang@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Mon, October 25, 2004 12:25 pm
> To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> 
> Thanks Vern,
> 
> 1. you are correct I get the 132 record length when I do a wrklnk.  I also
> get the same file size when I use VI in linux.  Shouldn't VI be the best app
> to look at this in.  I always understood that VI was the best because it
> ignores any formating.
> 
> 2.  Basically I would like to see the same format with the 8219 record
> length on the Linux Mounted drive that I see in the AS/400 library.  The
> flat file has certain fields that end and begin at certain positions for
> example claim number may be in position 1-6 then social security number may
> be in position 9-18 so on and so forth til we reach record 8219. Each line
> is a record. What happens is the file reaches record 132 and goes to the
> next line.  I do have a carraige return line feed in the doc at the end of
> each record but that does not matter with the crlf end of line function.
> 
> 3.  I am not to sure about this one can't I just copy the exact same thing I
> see on the 400 lib to a 400 dir?  I understand the file is specific to the
> app you view it in like if I open it in word it will be formated.
> 
> Thanks for your help
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Vernon Hamberg
> Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 11:29 AM
> To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
> Subject: Re: cpytostmf file layout problem
> 
> 
> A couple questions/comments -
> 
> 1. Where are you getting the 132 record length? Can I assume it is when you
> take option 5 in WRKLNK? Often you are better off looking at IFS files with
> a Windows app like TextPad
> 
> 2. I'm not sure what you mean by preserving the format - can you say more
> about what you expect or hope to see?
> 
> 3. Remember that IFS stream files are not record-based. You CAN specify a
> record-delimiter that is appropriate for Windows or Unix, however, but this
> will be honored only in an app on the respective OS.
> 
> Thanks
> Vern
> 
> At 09:41 AM 10/25/2004, you wrote:
> >I have a flat file with a record lenghth of 8219 in an AS/400 library
> >(MCOLIB) I want to copy to a stream file in the directory /QOpenSys/.  When
> >ever I try using the cpytostmf or cpytoimpf I copies the file to the
> >directory and then uses a record length of 132 and does not preserve the
> >format.  I have tried using default perameters and different ccid's for
> >qascii and all that seems to work is a record length of 132.  Please help
> >thanks
> >
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