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Upload an ASCII file from a PC server to an iSeries

What is the best way to upload an ASCII file from a PC server to an iSeries? A user will place the file on the

PC server using FTP and we would like to get it to our iSeries for processing. Can this be done using a CLP? Or, is Client Access going to be our only option? We are hoping to monitor the PC side and cause the upload to the iSeries to occur without user intervention.

The best way to deliver flat file to the iSeries is to use FTP and use the iSeries as a server or as client. When the iSeries is the server on the PC side issue this command.

FTP -s:myscriptfile.txt where myscriptfile.txt contains something like this:

USER as400user
as400password
cd qgpl
ascii
put pcfile as400file

From the iSeries you can use batch FTP to get the files from the PC, this will require setting the ftp server on the PC. See more explanation here. 

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This was first published in February 2005

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