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How to append date to a filename in JCL.

 
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Munish Singla

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:04 am    Post subject: How to append date to a filename in JCL.
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Hi,

I have to FTP a file to server.
File name should be appended with current date.
Coupld you please let me know how we can do that in JCl.
Thanks.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:41 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Please post your ftp jcl and transfer control statements.

What should/will happen when 2 transmissions must be run "today" (i.e. the run did not happen yesterday)? What happens when the remote server is down? What happens when the transfer abends?

As a suggestion, you might consider "pull"ing the file from the server instead of "push"ing the file from the mainframe. If the process is initiated from the server, retries and file renaming would all be local to the server and not part of some manframe process.

If the ftp must run on the mainframe, you could create the ftp control statements (one of which would name the destinaton file) in a step before the ftp step.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply to: How to append date to a filename in JCL.
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See any of these:

http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=29170
http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=18244
http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=8837
http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=4990
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