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Transferring binary files to IFS from a PC via FTP

How do you transfer a PC file (e.g. PDF, text, etc) to an IFS directory using the AS/400 client access data transfer utility?
There better methods to transfer binary files (i.e pdf) to the IFS.

Netserver: Netserver allow you to map iSeries IFS directory to the PC, than just use copy command on your PC to move data from the PC to the AS/400 directory.

Use FTP to transfer the data. The FTP scricpt should look like this

  • CD/IFS Directory
  • LCD localDirOnPC
  • Bin
  • Put myfile.pdf

You can search for Netserver and FTP examples on or see the answers below:

How to FTP a file to AS/400

An FTP script to get a file from a PC to AS/400

Getting iSeries data to a Windows network

This was first published in November 2008

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