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Trying to chg a sequential file from RECFM=FB to RECFM=FBA

 
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Sysaron

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:34 am    Post subject: Trying to chg a sequential file from RECFM=FB to RECFM=FBA
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Hi all,

My customer is FTPing a file and doesn't know how to send it with his FTP pgm software with the carriage control set for RECFM=FBA. It is a report with lots of carriage control in the 1st byte.

I tried to use IEBGENER to create an empty file using
DCB=(RECFM=FBA,LRECL=133,BLKSIZE=27930). Then just use IEBCOPY to copy it in there. But it is not working.

Does anyone know a utility to change the RECFM of a dataset please??

Thanks so much,
Sharon
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:26 am    Post subject:
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Why not have the customer use FTP command
Code:
quote site recfm=fba
to simplify things?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:41 am    Post subject:
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Hi Sharon,

can you explain what is not working and show JCL used and output from non working job.


Gerry
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:00 pm    Post subject:
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Robert Sample wrote:
Why not have the customer use FTP command
Code:
quote site recfm=fba
to simplify things?


He is not using JCL to FTP it to the mainframe. It is some kind of FTP software that I am unfamiliar with.

I know ICETOOLS can do it. Can you show me please??
~Sharon
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Trying to chg a sequential file from RECFM=FB to R
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There is a very similar topic here.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:37 pm    Post subject:
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FTP does not require JCL. You can even type the quote site recfm=fba in a Windows DOS prompt FTP session and it will take the command. The quote site is standard FTP and should work no matter what platform, no matter what implementation of FTP, as long as it supports the standard FTP commands.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:54 pm    Post subject:
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Why do you want it in FBA instead of FB?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply to: Trying to chg a sequential file from FB to FBA
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superk wrote:
There is a very similar topic here.


THANK you Kevin!! Thanks a hundred times!! That is exactly what I was hoping someone would sometime Finally post for me. Really appreciate it.

~Sharon
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:28 pm    Post subject:
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Sysaron wrote:
That is exactly what I was hoping someone would sometime Finally post for me. Really appreciate it.


sure beats looking yourself, doesn't it?

funny, subject is 'Convert FB file to FBA'.
I am sure few if any would think of using that as search key.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:47 pm    Post subject:
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More sarcasm please... I just cant wait any longer DinoSOUR!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject:
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well, accept it as contempt.

would you like more of that?
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