Hi, Kelly.

Both of these can be done using GETURI. The communications part that is.
What you do with the data afterwards it looks like you have a good handle
on things.

GETURI is an HTTP/HTTPS client that can make these types of requests. You
can check it out at www.bvstools.com/geturi.html.

And, as always, you're welcome to contact me offline if you need help
getting this going.


On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 8:59 AM, Kelly Cookson <KCookson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

We have a need to move stream files between the IBM i server and Windows

I know I can use FTP. My question here is about what is possible. Since
FTP and HTTP are both TCP/IP protocols, it should be possible to move files
between the IBM i server and Windows servers using HTTP\HTTPS.

Suppose I have an Apache web serve set up on the IBM i server and an IIS
web server set up on a Windows server. Here are the processes I want to

1. A COBOL or RPG program populates a DB2/400 physical file with data
based on business logic.
2. A CL program uses the CPYTOIMPF command to create a stream file in the
IFS based on the physical file.
3. A process on the IBM i sends a PUT or POST HTTP request to the IIS web
server in order to move the file to the Windows server for storage.
4. A CL program uses the RMVLNK command to delete the file from the IFS.
How do I achieve step 3 above?

Here is another process I want to achieve:
1. A process on the IBM i sends a GET HTTP request to an IIS web server to
get a file and store it in the IFS.
2. A CL program uses the CPYFRMIMPF command to upload the file into a
DB2/400 physical file.
3. A COBOL or RPG program then processes the DB2/400 file using business
How do I achieve step 1 above?

I suspect I will be able to do the above processes with Node.JS on the IBM
i. But I don't have Node.JS yet. So what other ways might I accomplish step
3 in the first process and step 1 in the second process?


Kelly Cookson
IT Project Leader
Dot Foods, Inc.
1.217.773.4486 ext. 12676

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