At 08:43 07/27/1999 , Chris Bipes wrote:
>No, FTP will not translate binary or packed decimal.  That is why I create a
>work file.  I define it for FTPing AS400 data to PC and only use character
>or signed numeric fields.  Works Great.

You can also define a logical file or view that converts the packed or
binary data to zoned format. This even obviates the need to CPYF. For this
type of transfer, you want to use transfer type ASCII (assuming that you're
going to an ASCII system of course). The only little niggle is that you
will need to adjust the sign nibble on the target system if you the numeric
values are less than zero, but that's straight forward enough.


Pete Hall
pbhall@execpc.com
http://www.execpc.com/~pbhall
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