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hemanthj642

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 2:52 pm    Post subject: How to transfer file from PC to MF without data truncation
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Hi, Could you please help me in transferring a excel file from PC to Mainframe. I use FTP in here and when I transfer data I get junk values and not in a proper order
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 1:42 am    Post subject:
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Hello and welcome to the forum,

An Excel spreadsheet typically cannot be uploaded to the mainframe as an excel file.

The spreadsheet needs to be saved to a delimited text file and then uploaded to the mainframe. Suggest you pre-allocate the file on the mainframe with a large enough lrecl.
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 1:10 pm    Post subject:
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Usually I do the same what Dick has said -- "Save As" and select type .CSV and then upload to the Mainframe as TEXT.

You can search the Forum with key-word "excel" to find the other thread on similar topic, one such link is this: http://www.ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=36170&highlight=excel among many.

Hope this helps.
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sudalaimani

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to transfer file from PC to MF without data tr
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Hi ,
Convert your Original excel file into Comma Delimited file by
just saving ur excel ie.. Save as - file type (comma delimited).
Now it is possible to transfer ur file into the data set with the original
contents of ur excel file.
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