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Our customer downloads a monthly order on a NT work station to us, I then
FTP it to the AS/400. Once is it on the AS/400 as a flat file, I am
attempting to use the file by using substring command to put some of the
data into a sorted file. Once I use the substring and move the data into the
physical file, it should be there, but.....I m getting the message that the
field or indicator is not defined. 




All I do, all day long is write quick and dirty conversion programs to
this very thing. We have 100+ customers who send me fixed width, comma
delimited, and full blown reports. I receive them on disk, via email, and
data transfer
through ProComm Plus and PC Anywhere. I use Client Access to transfer to the
AS/400, although FTP should work just as well. I then break down the file,
mine the
pertinent data, and move it to an externally described AS/400 file for use
on our
Instead of using the substring command, you might want to consider writing a
program to read the file, break it down in an RPG I Spec or COBOL Data Spec,
do some error checking, move the data to your sorted file, and send it on
its way.

Good Luck, 

Jeff Burcher 
AS/400 Programmer 
(336) 378-6300 x3207 
fax: (336) 378-6266 

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