How to create PC File Description File(.FDF) for Client Access file transfer utility?

How to create PC File Description File(.FDF) for Client Access file transfer utility?

Post by umer_eja » Wed, 17 Dec 2003 16:25:14


Hello Friends,
I want to know how can i create PC File Description file (.FDF)
that we give in File Transfer Utility of Client Access, while
transfering any file from PC to AS400. What are the parameters of .FDF
file and how can i create one to describe my PC file that is to be
transfered? I would be grateful if you can guide me to some manual in
which i can get this.
Thanks in Advance for yr help in this regard.

kind regards,
Umer
 
 
 

How to create PC File Description File(.FDF) for Client Access file transfer utility?

Post by Didji » Wed, 17 Dec 2003 20:59:06

Assuming the file exists on the as400, use CA to download the file first
and select create FDF option. If not, download any file and select FDF and
look at its definition. I remember it being pretty basic, but I can't
recall the exact syntax.

 
 
 

How to create PC File Description File(.FDF) for Client Access file transfer utility?

Post by Steve Land » Thu, 18 Dec 2003 14:27:24


Umer,
I did a Google search on "IBM client access fdf layout" (without the
quotes):

Look Here:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
OpenDocument&ExpandSection=1

If the above link is broken click this:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

And:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
BKAYC06&DT=19950907070616&CASE=

If the above link is broken click this:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Steve Landess
Austin, Texas
(512) 423-0935
 
 
 

How to create PC File Description File(.FDF) for Client Access file transfer utility?

Post by umer_eja » Thu, 18 Dec 2003 20:50:52

Thanks alot Didgit and Steve for your great help it has cleared my
view about .FDF file.

kind regards,
Umer
 
 
 

How to create PC File Description File(.FDF) for Client Access file transfer utility?

Post by bolingd » Fri, 19 Dec 2003 00:24:23

Save yourself a lot of trouble and create the file on the AS/400
first, add one record and let it create the fdf. Play around with
changing it on the as400 until it matches your PC data.
 
 
 

How to create PC File Description File(.FDF) for Client Access file transfer utility?

Post by Caur » Thu, 25 Dec 2003 05:45:13

based on ALex Nubla's RTVDBSRC routines
we've made a #RTVDBFDF routine,
which can be used in conjuction with cpyfrmimpf

we've made a "cpyfrmifs"-cmd as frontend to cpyfrmimpf which uses the
#RTVDBFDF , if asked for
(FLDDFNFILE - FLDDFNMBR(*FILE) parms).
-never understood why IBM didn't create such an option-.

the routine can be found in http://www.yqcomputer.com/
IFS.ZIP

the flddfnfile needed in the cpyfrmimpf has nearly the same layout as the CA
fdf file,
but to make it not to simple, it has slight differences.

we prefer the cpyfrmimpf (cpyfrmifs-home made cmd)
since it can be automated and incorporated in other procedures,
much easier than the CA transfer funciton

luc



e yourself a lot of trouble and create the file on the AS/400