• Subject: Re: CL variables in FTP commands
  • From: Phil Groschwitz <sublime78ska@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 20:25:05 -0800 (PST)

Yes, I'd be very interested.

Phil
--- Scott Klement <klemscot@klements.com> wrote:
> 
> Normally input to a batch FTP session is done by
> overriding the input to
> a file.  Since a file is not a CL program, you can't
> use CL variables in
> them.
> 
> I think the normal way of writing this would be to
> have a RPG (or some
> other HLL) create the file with the input commands
> immediately prior to
> running the script.  so:
> 
>    1) You'd use RTVOBJD or equivalent to get the
> change date.
>    2) You'd create your FTP input file, writing the
> contents of the
>           date into the appropriate place in the
> file.
>    3) You'd OVRDBF FILE(INPUT) to the newly created
> file.
>    4) run FTP
>    5) analyze the output from the FTP program,
> looking for errors.
> 
> Personally, I don't like this method because of step
> 5, above.  Trying to
> figure out if an error occurred, if the transmission
> was successful, etc
> is a nightmare!
> 
> I've been working on an FTP service program (written
> in RPG IV) which 
> just uses sockets to do FTP directly, rather than
> going through IBM's
> FTP client.   
> 
> If people on the list are interested, maybe I'll
> turn this service program
> into an open source project, and others can help
> with it, use it, etc...
> Anyone interested?
> 
> 
> On Thu, 25 Jan 2001, Ray, Adam wrote:
> 
> > 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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