Hi Dennis,

Sorry if my description was rather convoluted - I tried to keep it

Basically, CPYTOIMPF is appending to an ASCII Text file. The problem is
that at the end of the file there the potential for a null line. I say
'potential' because whether you see an extra line depends on your text
viewing application. For example, iSeries Navigator Edit will show the
line but green screen EDTF will not - there have been a few posts on

The null line is caused by the LF of the CRLF on the last data line but
some applications can handle this while others can't.

What I have done, using a combination of RPG and QC2LE APIs, is to
replace the CRLF with 2 null bytes - only for the last row. This has
removed the null row from iSeries Navigator but currently unable to test
using the Wintel app.

What I'm wondering is whether it's possible to simply remove the CRLF
for the very last row rather than doing the 2 null replace?

I hope that's a bit clearer.



-----Original Message-----
From: rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dennis Lovelady
Sent: 15 July 2009 15:34
To: 'RPG programming on the IBM i / System i'
Subject: RE: Updating Text Data in a Stream File

Hi, Keith:

I have an ASCII Text File in the IFS (Code Page 819) populated by
CPYTOIMPF. A feature of this command is that line endings CR & LF are
created (ASCII 0D & OA). However, this creates a null line at the end
Looking back through the archives shows a number of postings on this
topic and suggestions on how to resolve the problem. One way that I'm

Sorry, but I missed what "the problem" is, even on the third read. Are
you referring to the 0x00 ending of the file (which is the standard "end
of file" indicator for any text-based system) ? If so, what problem is
the standard causing you? If not... would you mind enlightening me/us?

Dennis Lovelady
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