• Subject: Re: Advice to a newbie..
  • From: "Dan Bale" <dbale@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 17:04:15 -0500


The message "record length greater than 240" makes me think that you're using
SEU (Source Entry Utility) to view the file.  I believe SEU max's out at 240
bytes.  If you did, in fact, use SEU to view the file, then the file you
transferred was created in a source file (PF-SRC) and not a data file (PF-DTA).
Tell us what you used to transfer the file to the AS/400.  Client Access, I'm
guessing.  What format is the PC file in?

Try using the DSPPFM command to see all 307 bytes.  Function keys F10 & F11
allow you to view the file in different modes.  If I'm correct about the file
being a source file, you'll find that data begins in column 13.  The first 12
columns of a source file are sequence and date information.

From your post, I'll presume that the file is not externally described.  If it
were, you could use other programs to display the data in a more readable

Fill us in on some more details and we'll see if we can get you going!

- Dan Bale

keith.nolan@dubport.ccs.ie wrote:


Just a simple Question here..  I'm a virgin AS/400 user and I recently started
to look at our AS/400 here which is the most under utilised system this side of
the Atlantic (Europe).  We run all our applications on a virtual system/36 on
the box.  That aside my question is when I transfer a file from a P.C. to the
AS/400 which has a record length of 307 long and then try to view the info in
the file I get a message which says " record length greater than 240" .  How do
I get around this?

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