On 07-Nov-2015 13:07 -0600, midrange wrote:
<<SNIPped about writing a program to import the data>>

If you are not comfortable with that, build a native file with one
field for xx,xxx bytes (bigger than any possible record, and then

CPYFRMIMPF FROMSTMF('/XXXF/YYYYYY/ABCDEBU.TXT')
TOFILE(FLATFILE) MBROPT(*REPLACE) +
RCDDLM(*CRLF) RPLNULLVAL(*FLDDFT)

May have to adjust for whatever record delimiter.

Then push each record into correct data structure (if fixed width
columns).


The DB Import feature [the Copy From Import File (CPYFRMIMPF) command] is used to copy data into a /described/ file, not into a flat file. So it seems, the above invocation surely will be of little help for the scenario of the OP?; i.e. presumably having the effect of either 1) merely copying the first field of delimited data into the [effectively one field of the] flat-file, or 2) effecting what is essentially the same as what a Copy To Stream File (CPYTOSTMF) for which the effect is little more than a straight-up copy of the /records/ with the only transformation other than CCSID translation, but the import feature will not even do the xlate because a flat-file is defined as *HEX.


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