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Virgon
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:26 pm    Post subject: FTP a Variable Block File..
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Hi all,

I needed to transmit a VB format file from One Mainframe System to Other Mainframe System. We use intermediate server for this transmission.
For transmitting the FB format file, I was able to successfully do the PUT from Source system to PC server and GET from the PC server to Destination system.
This is not successful while transmitting the VB format, I suppose I am losing the RDW of the record.

Please let me know how to transmit the VB fomat file.

Virgon
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:42 am    Post subject: Re: FTP a Variable Block File..
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This is a description of the SYSFTPD (FTP.DATA) DDNAME entry from the "z/OS V1R6 IP User's Guide":

RDW TRUE | FALSE;

TRUE=retain RDW's and transfer as part of data.
FALSE=discard RDW's when transferring data (Default).

There is also the LOCSITE command RDW:

"Specifies that variable record descriptor words (RDWs) are treated as if they were part of the record and not discarded during FTP transmission of variable format datasets. This applies to transfers in stream mode only."

"Note: RDW information is stored in binary. Transfer files in binary mode to avoid translation problems that can occur if you transfer this binary field in EBCDIC or ASCII."
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:20 pm    Post subject: @ Superk
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Hi Superk,

Thanks for this suggestion. I have already tried giving the RDW option in the LOCSITE command. But, it was not successful. I will also refer the manual suggested by you. Previously,I was browsing the Netview FTP manual.

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Virgon
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