Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

Easy code copying via the drag and drop method

Learn haow code copying can be a lot easier using the drag and drop method.

Code copying can be a lot easier using the drag and drop method than by any other means. What we need are two open windows, one containing the source and the other for the destination. A mouse drag and drop will carry out the rest.

If the windows we need are not open yet, then let's start by going through the following steps:

  • Launch the Client Access Operations Navigator
  • In the Operations Navigator window, open the desired connection and navigate to File Systems >> Integrated File System >> QSYS.LIB >> aaaLib.LIB >> xxxRPGSRC.FILE
  • Open the window up to the PC folder of your source file, drag the source file ( my example below uses member.MBR ) and then drop it to the xxxRPGSRC.FILE folder of the Operations Navigator window.


  • aaaLib is the name of the target library, xxxRPGSRC is the name of the target source physical file under aaaLib
  • In the AS400 File Systems, a library has a name extension of .LIB; a source physical file has a name extension of .FILE; and a source member has the name extension of .MBR


    Below are explorer view screenshots of a PC folder and the Operations Navigator. The red arrow shows the direction of the drag and drop action.


    The Best Web Links: tips, tutorials and more.

    Visit the ITKnowledge Exchange and get answers to your developing questions fast.

    Ask the Experts yourself: Our application development gurus are waiting to answer your programming questions.

  • Dig Deeper on iSeries CL programming

    Start the conversation

    Send me notifications when other members comment.

    Please create a username to comment.