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Swapna Rani.T

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:36 pm    Post subject: Different Header Record length than Detail in FB file
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I create a formatted file with a header record and details records.
The file I create needs to be fixed Block lenght of 100.
I FTP the file to the server once created to a *.txt file.

All the records in the *.txt file are lenght 100 even though I write the header record from a PIC X(80). The final 20 bytes are set to spaces.

I am trying to get the header to be recognized as 80 and the detail 100 in the *.txt file but keep the mainframe file FB 100.

Any thoughts appreciated? Is there any way to signal the end of the record early for the header record?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Different Header Record length than Detail in FB file
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From what I can tell, you have three options here:

1. Change the dataset RECFM from FB to VB. Any of the trailing blanks will be removed.

2. Look into enabling the FTP option for truncating trailing blanks.

3. Seperate the 80-byte files from the 100-byte files, transfer them all to the ASCII machine, then concatenate them back together on that machine.
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