|Date: ||Tue, 26 Jan 1999 18:20:34 -0500|
|Reply-To: ||CHUCK MAKINSON <clmakinson@GOODYEAR.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||CHUCK MAKINSON <clmakinson@GOODYEAR.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: FTP Access Method on MVS|
|Content-Type: ||text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1|
After much frustration, mainly attributed to missing documentation, I learned
that the FTP syntax is entirely different on MVS than on the PC. Basically you
can not do file transfers and the like; just limited 'put'
statements within a datastep.
SAS-L@VTVM1.BITNET on 01/26/99 01:27:56 PM
Please respond to msz03@HEALTH.STATE.NY.US @ INTERNET
To: SAS-L@VTVM1 @ INTERNET
Subject: FTP Access Method on MVS
Hi. We recently upgraded to version 6.09 TS460 on MVS, making the FTP
file access method available. It's labeled 'experimental' and my
experience bears that out! Has anyone tried this on MVS, i.e. transfer of
files to/from a PC? I tried two different FTP servers on the PC to see if
the problems were on the PC side rather than with SAS on MVS. The problems
persist with both...
ANONYMOUS login freezes the program on MVS
though the SAS LOG indicates all records are transferred, the FTP log
labels the transfer unsuccessful and NOT ALL records are transferred
The 'old fashioned way' of having SAS write to disk on MVS first, then
using a free-standing FTP program to transfer files works like a charm.
Any comments? Thanks.