• Subject: RE: CL variables in FTP commands
  • From: Tim McCarthy <timm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 17:32:45 -0500

I can recommend an FTP client that lets you write FTP scripts using CL
that can do this sort of thing easily, otherwise you'll have to create
your FTP script on the fly by updating or adding the PUT record in your
text script file.   


TrailBlazer Systems, Inc.
http://www.as400ftp.com
AS/400 Communications & E-Commerce Solutions

Chaos, panic and disorder...my work here is done.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ray, Adam [SMTP:aray@fhp.org]
> Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 3:56 PM
> To:   'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> 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
> 
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