Here's the text instructions w/o screenshots:

1. Use the iSeries Navigator to create a secure folder called in the iSeries
Integrated File System (IFS). This folder will hold the CSV file.
        a. Find the Root directory in the Integrated File System.
        b. Right-click on the Root directory and select New Folder.
        c. Enter myfolder (or whatever) as the name and click the OK button.

        d. After the myfolder folder appears, right-click on it and select
Permissions.
        e. Set the permissions.  Permissions can be set by user or by group.
A userwho does not have permission to the folder (as an individual or as
part of a group) will not be able to map it to her or his PC.  The attempt
to map will return a message saying the user name or password is not
recognized. Click the OK button.

2. Use iSeries NetServer to share the accounting file. 
        a. Right-click on the myfolder folder and select Sharing.
        b. Select New Share.
        c. Under the Share name enter myfolder$. The $ at the end of the
share name hides the folder from the network.  Someone trying to map a drive
will not see thefolder when browsing. You will need to enter the folder path
directly (as explained below) when mapping.  You can omit the $ if you don't
mind the folder being visible to the network. Do not put the $ on the name
of the actual folder in the IFS.
        d. Enter a description of the folder.
        e. Set the access level appropriately.
        f. Click the OK button.

3. Map the myfolder folder to the user PC. 
        a. Right-click on My Computer and select Map Network Drive.
        b. Enter \\Qsystem\myfolder$ as the folder to share, where Qsystem
is the network name of your iSeries. Remember, if you put  $ on the share
name, you will not be able to browse and find the folder. You need to enter
the path manually. 
        c. Log on with a valid iSeries user name and password when the log
on window appears. A valid user in this case means one with permissions to
the folder.

By the way, if you don't want to write a CSV file to the IFS using COBOL,
you might try using COBOL to create a temporary DB2 database file, then use
the CL command CPYTOSTMF to write the temporary DB2 database file to an IFS
stream file. If you set the ENDLINFMT parameter to *FIXED you should get a
fixed width text file in the IFS. Microsoft Excel can open fixed width text
files. 

Thanks,
Kelly

-----Original Message-----
From: cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of welchj@xxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 4:32 PM
To: COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400
Subject: RE: [COBOL400-L] Downloading from COBOL to a .csv


Kelly,

The Word attachment did not come through.
Did anyone else get it?
I don't know if attachments will go through the list.

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> Okay, I'm still learning this stuff myself, so I've not done this...but
> it's
> supposed to work from what I've read.
>
> You can create and share an IFS folder with any PC. You simply map the IFS
> folder to a network drive on the PC.  This much I know works because I've
> done it. Attached is a Word document from a project design that explains
> how
> to share an IFS folder and map it to a network drive on a PC.
>
> If you use some examples from others on this list to create a COBOL
> program
> that reads DB2 files and writes CSV records to a stream file, then you can
> have the program write the stream file to the shared/mapped IFS folder.
> Users can access the CSV file from their PC just like they access any
> other
> file in a mapped drive.
>
> The iSeries job scheduler could run the COBOL program that writes the
> stream
> file.
>
> Just some ideas...
> Thanks,
> Kelly
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cobol400-l-bounces+kcookson=dotfoods.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:cobol400-l-bounces+kcookson=dotfoods.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf
> Of Phil Campbell
> Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 1:01 PM
> To: cobol400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [COBOL400-L] Downloading from COBOL to a .csv
>
>
>
> I've download files to .csv's before.  I would like to
>
> 1) have the operator run a nightly job that executes the COBOL program
> that
> creates a .csv.
> 2) Somehow EVOKE (might not be the write term) a job to have the data
> transferred from the .csv to the common area on our host PC.
>
>       Every Morning I come into work and use the AS400 data transfer
> facility to transmit data to a user.  I sure would like to get away from
> having to do this.
>
> Thanks .. Phil  :)
>
> Phil Campbell
> Wisco Envelope
>
> pcampbell@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
>
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