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How to transfer dataset from Mainframe to my PC

 
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rajarajeswari

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:33 am    Post subject: How to transfer dataset from Mainframe to my PC
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Am using 3270 display, i need to transmit a dataset of my real time mainframe server to my PC (say in a folder).

how to do it without using more commands.

Am having option in my Mainframe Session as to 'Transfer File'.
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superk

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:12 am    Post subject: Re: How to transfer dataset from Mainframe to my PC
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Not sure I'm getting your question.

If your 3270-Emulation program has a file-transfer option (they usually do), then it should be all point-and-click to initiate the file transfer (IND$FILE) process via your 3270 session.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:34 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

These days (since almost all of the "3270" connectivity is done via tcp/ip), it is more common to use ftp to pull data from your mainframe into a folder on the desktop or a server.

Most desktop tcp/ip software comes with an ftp client built-in.

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how to do it without using more commands
To transfer a file some additional commands must be issued - it just a matter of which ones/ which transfer method. I'm unaware of any software that will just grab the right data from the mainframe and place it in the right place on the win-based system with no interaction (commands) from the user.

Please let us know if you'd like any other info.
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Devzee

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:25 am    Post subject:
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You can try the third party ftp clients like SMARTFTP. This is awesome GUI based and very easy to use, list files from mainframe, just right click on the dataset names copy and paste. ..drag and drop.

Or build FTP jcl to put the file on server and schedule the job, This has no manual intervention automatically file is copied.
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