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Richard Reeve wrote:
I am tasked with finding a way to transfer a multi format file
from one iseries to another using FTP.
I've been trying different things but always end up generating a file
with a record lenght equal to the longest record format being transered.

Richard -

As others mentioned, to retain the characteristics of the multi-format file you'll need to save it to a save file, then use FTP to PUT the save file to the target system, followed by restoring the file from the save file into a library on the target system.

However you don't need to create an empty save file on the target system - System i FTP can automatically create the save file on the PUT command if you are using IFS naming by using the following command syntax (the System i FTP server recognizes the .savf extension as a save file...)

Namefmt 1
PUT /qsys.lib/fromlib.lib/fromsavf.savf /qsys.lib/tolib.lib/tosavf.savf


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