We use FTP for large repetitive data into other systems like SQL Server (BCP), utility emailing (CSV) data for large complex System 21 user reports or Client Access Data Transfer (into Excel or Text) for user ad hoc data. ODBC, a necessary evil, is not recommended for large amounts of information. FTP is the cheapest/fastest solution with the trade off being the FTP/BCP utility setup and real-time delay. More costly options are third party tools such as GEAC's Performance Analyzer "Route1" utility or a myriad of others I'm sure others on this distribution list can mention. -----Original Message----- From: system21-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:system21-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Richard Chupík Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 4:44 AM To: system21@xxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [SYSTEM21] Get Data How is the fastest way to get data from AS/400 system 21 ? >From folder,file,FTP, SQL, or ODBC,OLEDB.. ? Richard _______________________________________________ This is the System 21 Users (SYSTEM21) mailing list To post a message email: SYSTEM21@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/system21 or email: SYSTEM21-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/system21.