Thanks for your input ...
The file being retrieved from the linux ftp server is in ascii.
If I use ascii mode on the transfer the file is converted to ebcidic.
If I use bin(ary) mode it is not converted. (I know as this was my first
thought and I tried it)
Now I am presuming ccsid's come into this somehow to convert from ascii to
ebcidic but I do not know how.
Or do I need to ftp the file to the IFS and then copy it specifying the
from ccsid ?
Our current solution of checking and replacing the EOL character(s) is
working but is realy a brute force and ignorance solution.
As we are likely to encounter more unix/linux ftp servers in the future
having a more specific approach is preferable.
And I presume we will have exactly the same issues using sftp/scp
I am sure others have had this issue or will have so hopefully there is a
simple process providing the solution..
From: "Scott Klement" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 16/02/2023 06:45 AM
Subject: Re: FTP from unix/linux system causing EOL issues
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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
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
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/linuxthey
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
So just asking the group if someone has hit this issue before and how
resolved the problemreasonable precautions to ensure no viruses are present in this email, MSD
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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