Dean,

At 06:56 PM 12/21/97 EST, you wrote:

>>   The major problem I've found w/ FTP is that the file must already have
>>  been created on the target system is you want to keep is externally
>>  described.  Is there an easy way around this problem?
>
>I wouldn't consider it a problem, myself.  If you are interfacing to other
>systems, _YOU_ should be the one controlling the data format.  A way around
>would be to receive the file into a flat version on the /400, and perform a
>CPYF from the received file to your target file with a FMTOPT(*NOCHK).

 No good.  If the file already exists on the target system, it works fine.
If not, the external description is lost.  Even when sending a *SAVF, the
attribute is messed up; it just says *FILE, not *SAVF (even though the
system does still treat it as a *SAVF when doing a RSTOBJ).

 -mark

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