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Hi Don,

Indeed, that is the way ASCII mode is supposed to work.  in ASCII mode, the sending computer converts the end-of-lines to CRLF (hex 0d0a).  The receiving computer should, then, convert these to it's own native format.

For example, if you are on a Windows PC and connecting to Unix, when you switch to ASCII mode, it will send CRLF, and since it's the norm on Windows, it'd keep it as-is when saving the file.

On the other hand, if you are on a Unix machine, the receiving FTP client would convert the CRLF to just LF.  Because that's the norm on Unix.

This is the purpose of ASCII mode.

Since IBM i does not really have a standard between LF and CRLF, it will just save the CRLF.

Maybe you should be receiving the data using binary mode so that it's not converted?


On 2/15/23 1:30 AM, Don Brown via MIDRANGE-L wrote:
We are transferring files from a new ftp server hosted on a unix/linux

The transfer is using ascii mode

If you look at the ascii file there are CRLF (0A0D) at the end of each

After ftp'ing the file directly to a physical file we have a end of line
character of hex 0D

Here is an example

Our process to then read the file wich is in csv format was then failing
on the end of line character.

We have added some code to replace the hex 0D with a blank and this has
enabled the file to be processed but I have not been able to find any
other option.

So just asking the group if someone has hit this issue before and how they
resolved the problem

With files that we ftp from a windows server there is no end of line
character at all as per the following example

Pay Period,,2302,,Account Number ,,4770,,,,,,,,,,

Any suggestions welcomed


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