Richard: If you use FTP to transfer the data then the trailing blanks should be truncated. There was a thread not to long ago that was the opposite of your problem. The question went something like how do I always get all records in a file to have a fixed length in FTP. The answer was to include a character at the end of the record. Also, you can also do this by using the CPYTOPCD command. There is a parameter for *TEXT/*NOTEXT. I don't remember which makes the PC file have variable length records, but a quick test should verify the correct parm. The CPYTOPCD command will take the source PF member and create a PC document in a shared folder. Then use the shared folder support in CA to get the document to the PC. HTH. Carl At 10:02 AM 12/12/97 -0500, you wrote: >Seasons greetings!!! > >I was wondering if someone could help me with a minor problem. > >We're doing a lot of cgi programming for web pages using rpg. We store >the html in source file members on the as400. > >Typically, our html developers design the pages on PCs, and I transfer >them to the 400 via client access. The problem is that, sometimes, I >need to do the reverse - download the files to a pc, so that the web >developers can make changes. > >The problem lies in the fixed record length nature of source files. All >the records have padded spaces at the end, making it more difficult to >edit using pc based editors. It's not a big deal, just an annoyance. > >My question is this, does anyone have a decent way of downloading fixed >length records, but only transfering the non-blank portions of the >records, I assume by somehow appending a carriage return to the end of >each record? > >Thanks in advance, > >rick >+--- >| This is the Midrange System Mailing List! >| To submit a new message, send your mail to "MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com". >| To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. >| Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com >+--- >umidr > Carl J. Galgano http://cgalgano.home.mindspring.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org EDI Consulting Services, Inc. 540 Powder Springs Street Suite C19 Marietta, GA 30064 770-422-2995 +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to "MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com". | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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