>At 02:36 PM 12/1/97 -0600, mbuda wrote:
>>     I need your expertise.
>>     I need to transfer data between an AS/400 and a PC.  Some of the 
>>     fields in the AS/400 file(s) are packed.  I am using FTP and 
>>     unfortunately, I am not having any luck with the packed fields.
>>     The data is transferring but it doesn't seem to be converting from 
>>     EBCDIC to ASCII. I do have the type set to ASCII.
>
>You'll have to create a new physical file and specify that the numeric
>fields are zoned instead of packed.  
>
>The only data translation that FTP does is EBCDIC to ASCII... you have to
>take care of everything else.

One "easy" way to do that it to copy your DDS to another member, 
change all the "P" to "S" and compile.  Then CPYF your file with
the packed fields to the file with the signed fields FMTOPT(*MAP).

Buck Calabro
Commsoft

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