At my clients place, we FTP an e-mail file to a third-party vendor daily; this happens as a batch process. The vendor wants the file to be suffixed with the current date, so they can standardize the input. But, batch FTP needs the script in a PF member. To change the file name in the FTP input script (PF/Member), we used a FREEWARE-SQLSTM to update the statement in the script with the current date.
This below method can be used for changing the script dynamically -- if you are already using the batch FTP process.
CUSTLIB/INPUT - FTP INPUT file (File with SCRIPT)
CUSTLIB/EMAILPF -- E-mail file, that needs to be sent via FTP to the Client
Flmmddyy.txt - Filename on the Client side
SQLSTM - SQL command that runs in the CL. (There are several utilities which offer a way to execute SQL via a standard command interface)
0146.00 /* SET THE OUT FILE ON CLIENT SIDE AS "FLmmddyy.txt" */ 0147.00 RTVJOBA DATE(&DATE) 0148.00 CHGVAR &VAR1 (&DATE *CAT '.TXT') 0149.00 CHGVAR VAR(&STMT) VALUE('UPDATE CUSTLIB/INPUT + 0150.00 SET FTPINPUT = ''PUT CUSTLIB/EMAILPF + 0151.00 FL' *CAT &VAR1 *TCAT ''' + 0152.00 WHERE SUBSTR(FTPINPUT,1,3) = ''PUT'' ') 0153.00 0154.00 SQLSTM CMD(&STMT) 0155.00 FTP INPUT File (Script for FTP) Display Physical File Member CUSTLIB/INPUT FTPINPUT is the only field with 80 chars. File . . . . . . : INPUT Library . . . . : SONOMA Member . . . . . : INPUT Record . . . . . : 1 Control . . . . . Column . . . . . : 1 Find . . . . . . . *...+....1....+....2....+....3....+....4....+....5....+....6....+....7. userid password SENDPASV 0 PUT INPUT/CUSTLIB Flmmddyy.TXT QUIT ****** END OF DATA ******
Note: Search the Search400.com tips section on how to FTP from iSeries. Interactively, batch, etc.
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This was first published in March 2004