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FTP a file with a negative number

I am trying to FTP a file with a negative number from an iSeries to a PC. I am getting garbage in the field with the negative number. How can I get the file FTP with the valid data?
My first guess is that you are trying to FTP a file that contains a "packed decimal" field. FTP does not support this. Convert your data into a format that isn't packed. Things should work fine then.

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This was first published in January 2004

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