• Subject: RE: FTP'ing a file from AS400 to UNIX
  • From: "Redmond, Simon" <RedmondS@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 06:42:33 -0000

The character being converted is as follows

 | (pipe) into &

The pipe is used as a delimiter in a plain text file transferred to an
oracle database nightly.

> ----------
> From:         David Gibbs
> Sent:         15 May 1998 01:44
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: FTP'ing a file from AS400 to UNIX
> 
> At 06:39 AM 5/14/98 , Redmond, Simon wrote:
> >Wonder if anyone can help.... I'm ftp'ing a physical file of data
> from
> >an AS400 to a UNIX box running AIX.
> >I've noticed that some of the characters are being converted during
> the
> >ftp process, is there an FTP command to translate character
> correctly?
> 
> How are they being converted?  What were they on the 400 and what are
> they
> on the AIX system?
> 
> Any chance the 400 file has packed data in it?  FTP doesn't know
> anything
> about the database, so packed data will be not be translated properly.
> 
> david
> 
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