• Subject: Re: CL variables in FTP commands
  • From: "Patrick Townsend" <patownsend@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 13:42:49 -0800
  • Organization: Patrick Townsend & Associates Inc

Adam,

FTP input in batch mode is normally done by overriding a file for input. We
support substitution in our product. If you are writing your own you could
probably do the same with a little creative coding.

Patrick
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IBM AS/400 communications, FTP automation, and eCommerce
software and consulting services.

http://www.patownsend.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ray, Adam" <aray@fhp.org>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 12:55 PM
Subject: CL variables in FTP commands


> Good afternoon everyone.
> I was wondering if it is possible to use CL variables in a batch FTP
> session. I need to transfer a file from our AS/400 to one of our NT
servers
> without any user intervention. The file to be put on the server is to be
> named using the files last change date. So the PUT command would look
> something like this
> put mylib/myfile.mymbr mmddyyyy.raw
>
> I know I can get the files change date using the CL command RTVOBJD,
> something like this:
> RTVOBJD    OBJ(MYLIB/MYFILE) OBJTYPE(*FILE) CHGDATE(&CHGDATE)
> And I know the FTP commands would be contained in a source physical file.
>
> So can I use the CL variable &CHGDATE in the PUT command contained in the
> PF? My guess is it would look like this:
> put mylib/myfile.mymbr &CHGDATE.raw
>
> Can you do that? If not, is there another way to do this? Any input is
> appreciated.
>
>
> Adam Ray
> Applications Programmer
> Family Health Partners
> Voice: 816-855-1822
> Fax: 816-855-1890
> Cell: 913-221-8685
> Email: aray@fhp.org <mailto:aray@fhp.org>
>
>

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