from: "Douthat, Trent" <trent.douthat@xxxxxxx> subject: FTPing file from the iSeries to a mainframe I have a database file with one variable length field in it. The
is 4500 bytes long plus 2 bytes to contain the field length. I'm having a heck of a time getting a file to the mainframe as a datasetwith variable length records. I've experimented quite a bit but I keep ending up with either 1. junk at the beginning of the record or 2. the records are wrapping or 3. the records get truncated. My theory is that if I convert the file to an IFS ASCII file and then FTP it from the IFS, it ought to work, but it doesn't. Does anyone have any experience getting an iSeries database file with variable length fields transferred successfully to a mainframe
with variable length records using FTP? If so, what FTP parms did you use? Thanks, Trent Douthat
Trent, What are teh commands that you are using? (after you login) QUOTE SITE CDUP <-- This will set your 'root' to null rather than prefixing User ID QUOTE SITE RECFM=VB LRECL=(Max record length) BLKSIZE=(a number you calc. or SMS will) PUT LIB/DB 'HLQ.SLQ.TLQ' Let me know how that works. Mike.
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