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  • 1. Form Definitions and printing using Gumbo Dicer
    Hello everyone. I'll start off by stating our ultimate goal. Right now we print off 6 separate AFPDS spool files and collate them manually. This is VERY time consuming and leads to sorting errors. I downloaded a product called Dicer from Gumbo Software and the product seems to do what we want but with 2 exceptions. Here they are: Issue 1. One of the limitations of Dicer is that all of the spool files will be printed using the spool file information from the first spool file. Well, spool file one pulls from Drawer 1 and the rest pull from Drawer 2. Issue 2. Spool file 5 prints duplex. With Dicer and the first spool file not being duplex, page 5 prints on two separates sheets and will not print duplex. It was suggested to me to try and use a Form Definition with spool file 5 and see if that would help. I have never created a Form Definition. I have read some of IBM's publications but I still have no idea. It looks as though I'll need Infoprint Designer for iSeries to create a Form Definition? Has anyone ever tried to do what we are trying to accomplish before? Is merging different AFPDS spool files that have different attributes even possible? Are there any other products that will merge spool files that anyone knows of? Any help or ideas that anyone has to offer will be greatly appreciated!
  • 2. restoring IFS folder with original authorities
    I have an IFS folder that I have on a backup tape. I am trying to restore it to another AS400 system, but when I do, the authorities are wrong. Only *public and qsys have authority to the restored files. How can I restore the folder so that the authorities are the same as when backed up? Note: I have BRMS on both the source and target systems, and the original backup was done via BRMS, but the two BRMS systems are completely independent, so this may not matter. Would my problem be any easier if I was restoring to the same AS400 as the folders were backed up from, and to a different folder than they were backed up from? Note: I do not want to overwrite the current folders and files. Thanks, Jim
  • 3. 5769WDS for V4R5
    I'm trying to get STRRSESVR working on one of our old servers running at V4R5, I understand IBM launched support for this before V4R5 was withdrawn but you had to order it even if you were entitled to it. I'm after an install image of the relevant licensed program, at V5Rx it would be 5722WDS Opt60 not sure of the option but the licpgm is 5769WDS Can anyone help? Thanks in advance. Brad
  • 4. DSPRCDFMT fix for V5R2 help needed.
    Does anyone have the RCD002RG program code fix, if so can you post it or email it to me, thanks.
  • 5. Direct PDF output
    Hi Everyone, I'm looking to use DirectPDF?output for my e-documents, spooled files and reports on the iSeries platform. I also want to view my merged forms, reports and spooled files in a windows environment, in various file formats. Does anyone have a solution for me or know a good e-Doc provider?

FTP from Unix to AS400 to EDI Server

Postby k_morland » Wed, 17 Dec 2003 02:01:19 GMT

I have been working on an FTP issue that is driving me nuts.  And of
course it is one that is out of the ordinary.

A client sends us a file to the ISeries that is in a Data Stream which
uses the IFS.  I then send it down to our EDI server where they are
supposed to edit it.  (I just work here).  They then send me the
results which I forward back to the client.  The problem is that when
I send it binary, it adds low values to the end of the file which both
Aetna and our EDI group can't handle.  If I send it ASCII then  I have
a limit of 32,766 bytes.  I've tried using the TRIM command with no
effects.

Ex:
bin
namefmt 1
put /qsys.lib/kwmlib.lib/testfile.file/testmbr.mbr testfile

This example gives me the low values are spaces at the end.  Any help
would be appreciated.

Re: FTP from Unix to AS400 to EDI Server

Postby sclind » Wed, 17 Dec 2003 07:00:09 GMT



If the file starts in the IFS, then why do you bring it back into the
library file system?  Files in the library file system have fixed
lengths, and that is probably the source of your problem.

(BTW, a similar questions/answer was posted earlier).

Scott

Re: FTP from Unix to AS400 to EDI Server

Postby k_morland » Wed, 17 Dec 2003 21:56:55 GMT

Scott,
Actually, I am not bringing it back into the library file system.  On
this command I am trying to FTP the file from the IFS on the AS400
down to our server.

 





Re: FTP from Unix to AS400 to EDI Server

Postby sclind » Thu, 18 Dec 2003 06:47:18 GMT



This is the part that confuses me:

put /qsys.lib/kwmlib.lib/testfile.file/testmbr.mbr testfile

This is not a file in the IFS, this is a file in the 'traditional'
library file system.  It would have a fixed record length.

Scott

Re: FTP from Unix to AS400 to EDI Server

Postby Drew Dekreon » Thu, 18 Dec 2003 10:37:25 GMT

you could try issuing a
STRUCT F
in FTP before PUTting the file (treats as stream instead of records)
also
SITE TRIM 2
or
QUOT SITE TRIM 2
might help (always trims tailing blanks from records)





Re: FTP from Unix to AS400 to EDI Server

Postby Steve Landess » Thu, 18 Dec 2003 14:41:54 GMT

Technically, You're NOT ftp'ing the file from the IFS...

The file /qsys.lib/kwmlib.lib/testfile.file/testmbr.mbr on your iSeries
system is the file named TESTFILE that has a member named TESTMBR in library
KWMLIB.  The long name is simply the way to access this file in the library
file system via the IFS file system.

As Scott pointed out, this file should have fixed length records.

You can view the raw data in TESTFILE from a green screen (5250 emulation
session) using the command:

DSPPFM FILE(KWMLIB/TESTFILE) MBR(TESTMBR)

Once you are viewing the data on the "Display Physical File Member" screen,
press F10, then F11.

This will show the data in the file on three lines:
1) The first line shows the data in character (text) representation
2) The next line shows the first hexadecimal character of the data in hex
form
3) The next line shows the second hexadecimal character of the data in hex
form

Steve Landess
Austin, Texas
(512) 423-0935
















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