Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 13:17:32 +0200
Reply-To: nina <sas@MAILINATOR.COM>
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From: nina <sas@MAILINATOR.COM>
Subject: reading mainframe file or ftp transfer to pc?
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have come across something unusual in attempting to read a mainframe GDG file.
if I do a data step (..infile ftp...) and transfer the file, maintaining precise file
attributes (lrecl, recfm), to my local pc, it appears I can not correctly read the
packed fields of the variable length file
however, if I read the file on the mainframe, running a short batch job, I can read
the file just fine.
why might I have difficulties doing an ftp to my pc and reading it there?
in case it matters, my data step is basically doing an input; put _infile_, so it
should copy precisely the file over to the pc but once there, none of the fields map
the same way they do on the mainframe side.