File Transfer dialog box

Host, File Transfer...

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Use the following options to specify file transfer operations:


Host FilenameEnter the filename of the file on the host computer.


PC FilenameEnter the filename of the file on your PC.


Browse buttonClick this to search for the PC file.


Host OpsysCheck the radio button corresponding to the host computer operating system.



ASCII        Check this box to convert ASCII to EBCDIC when the PC sends a file to the host, and to convert EBCDIC to ASCII when the PC receives a file from the host.


CRLF        Check this box to replace the carriage return/line feed characters with line breaks when the PC sends a file to the host, and to replace line breaks with carriage return/line feed characters when the PC receives a file from the host.


NOTRUNC | BLANK        Check this box if you do not want trailing blanks truncated. NOTRUNC is used for VM/CMS and MVS/TSO. BLANK is used for CICS.


Host File Options (PC to Host file transfers only)


Default | Fixed | Variable | Undefined        Check the appropriate radio button to set the record format of the file on the host computer.


LRECL        Enter the logical record length of the file on the host computer.


BLKSIZE        Enter the block size of the file on the host computer (only needed for MVS/TSO).


Append        Check this box to append the transferred file to an existing host file.


File Transfer Mode


Screen Images        Perform a screen image file transfer.


WSF buffer size        Perform a Write Structured Field file transfer with the buffer size specified in the buffer size edit box. The default buffer size is 2048.


PC File Options (Host to PC file transfers only)


Replace | Append | Prompt before replace        Check the appropriate radio button.


File Transfer Program Name:        If you have renamed IND$FILE or use another program, specify the program name in this edit box. The default program name is IND$FILE.


Additional Options:        Enter any additional options. The options in the edit box are appended, "as is" to the IND$FILE transfer command. There is no editing or validation done on these options. This allows you to enter options specific to your version of IND$FILE. The following are examples of some of the options that can be placed in this edit box.


z/OS (MVS) file transfers:        

space(pri [,sec]) tracks | cylinders | avblock(size)        

specify the space allocation for a new data set (Send only).
pri is the primary allocation.
sec is the secondary allocation.
size is the number of bytes in an avblock.

tracks | cylinders | avblock(size) indicates the unit of allocation.


space(15,1) tracks     
space(2,1) cylinders     
space(15,1) avblock(1024)

VSE file transfers:        


file=rdr | lst | punspecify the POWER queue location for the host file.        
file=tsspecify the host file location is in CICS/VSE temporary storage.        
file=libspecify the host file is in a VSE library.        
l=libnamespecify the name of the VSE library.        
s=sublibspecify the name of the VSE sublibrary.        


Host Code Page:(Optional) Specify the host language code page (*.cpg) to use for this file transfer. Use this field to define a code page for your file transfer operation. File Transfer uses the code page in the TN3270 Plus preferences by default. (Setup, Preferences...). Click the Browse... button to search for a language code page file.


Close progress dialog when complete: Check this option to close the file transfer progress dialog when the file transfer completes. Uncheck this option to leave the file transfer progress dialog open after the file transfer completes. Leaving the dialog open will allow you to see any error message resulting from the file transfer operation. The default is checked.


PCtoHost        Transfers the file from your PC to the host computer.        

HostToPC        Transfers the file from the host computer to your PC.        


TN3270 Plus is continually being improved. To learn more about the latest enhancements, please review our Version History web page.