• Subject: Re: exporting to .csv file
  • From: "Dan Bale" <dbale@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 14:48:51 -0400



Roger,

You lost me.  I've never used CPYTOIMPF.  The prompts & help on the command is
all uppercase; is this an IBM command?  Command help sayeth:

THE COPY TO IMPORT FILE (CPYTOIMPF) COMMAND COPIES AN EXTERNALLY DESCRIBED FILE
TO AN IMPORT FILE.  THE TERM IMPORT FILE IS USED TO DESCRIBE A FILE CREATED FOR
PURPOSES OF COPYING DATA BETWEEN HETEROGENOUS DATABASES.

Huh?  I must'a been sleeping through that class.  Can you give me (us) a short
lesson on this command and how it differs from CPYTOPCD?

Thanks,
- Dan Bale

> I'm trying to export an AS/400 physical file to a comma separated
> variable file in a folder so I can email the data to someone who can
> open the file in Excel.  Right now I am doing it in two steps.
>
> Step 1. Export the file:
>
>  CPYTOIMPF FROMFILE(EDI002P) +
>            TOSTMF('qdls/folder/edi002') +
>            RCDDLM(*CRLF)
>
> Step 2. Convert to ASCII using the COPY command:
>
>  COPY OBJ('qdls/folder/edi002') +
>       TOOBJ('qdls/folder/edi002.csv') +
>       TOCODEPAGE(*PCASCII) +
>       DTAFMT(*TEXT)

It's still a little grungy and requires the existence of a target template,
but that isn't that big of a deal. And, this method eliminates a
time-consuming copy of a large file after it's been CPYTOIMFed.  Why in the
%@#$@%@!# doesn't CPYTIMPF provide a codepage parameter!?

1. Create a single, empty correctly code-paged template target file in a
folder (with with CPY or from the PC).

2. Before you do the CPYTOIMPF, use CPY to copy the template target file to
the approrpiate folder with the appropriate name.

3. Use CPYTOIMPF to copy to that new target file. CPYTOIMPF will preserve
its codepage.

rp





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