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kishpra

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:12 pm
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I have a requirement to transfer excel (.xls) data to Mainframe. I understand that we can use SFT to transfer the data to Mainframe. But want to understand how the column data in excel will be imported to mainframe i.e.e any specific seperator we can put like comma or semi-clon in the mainframe sequential file to separately identify the Excel column data.
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:31 pm
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In Excel, save the worksheet as a comma-delimited (CSV) file. You can then transfer that file to the mainframe as text. You may need to repeat the process if there is more than one worksheet in the spreadsheet.

If you want to transfer the Excel .XLS or .XLSX file to the mainframe and be able to use it at all, you either need to have a package on site (or have your site buy one), or write an application to convert the data yourself (the Microsoft file format document, the last time I looked, was over 1000 pages and growing with every release).
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kishpra

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:36 pm
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Thanks.

I got that in Excel, save the worksheet as a comma-delimited (CSV) file. And then transfer that file to the mainframe as text.

But I need to udnerstand how the Column data from excel will be separated in mainframe sequential file.
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:08 pm
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Well that depends on what you do in Excel. If you tell it to use commas as delimiters you will get a mainframe sequential data set with commas in it.

Rather than asking on a forum, if you had generated a file and sent it to the mainframe, you could have your answer a while ago.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:48 am
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Save the Excel file as CSV, then open it in Notepad, that's how it would look.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:03 pm
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the COBOL Statement UNSTRING will be helpful.
the description, use and examples are found here
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