Joined: 26 Apr 2004 Posts: 4648 Location: Raleigh, NC, USA
Hopefully, as documented, you're also using STREAM and BINARY?
Specifies that variable record descriptor words (RDWs) are treated as if they were part of the record and are not discarded during FTP transmission of variable format data sets. This applies to transfers in stream mode only.
Note: RDW information is stored in binary format. Transfer files in binary mode to avoid the translation problems that can occur if you transfer this binary field in EBCDIC or ASCII mode.