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transfer a zip file to mainframe

Postby KEN » Wed May 26, 2010 10:37 pm

Hi,

I have a zip file containing 10 text files in it. The zip file is present in my C drive. I want to transfer all the text files to mainframe.

Can i do it using rexx?

regards,
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Re: transfer a zip file to mainframe

Postby Robert Sample » Wed May 26, 2010 10:52 pm

1. Does your site have a mainframe zip package? Mainframes do not have support for zip by default, so putting the file on the mainframe without having a way to unzip it would be useless.

2. Most desktop PCs do not have the software to support operating as a server. If you want to run something (REXX, batch job, or whatever) on the mainframe to transfer the file from another machine to the mainframe -- that is normally done by FTP -- and the machine on the other end of the connection must be a server. So driving a process from the mainframe to retrieve a file from your desktop is almost certainly guaranteed to fail.

3. Assuming you answer questions 1 and 2 satisfactorily, what release of z/OS are you running? If it is z/OS 1.8 or higher, REXX has support for FTP built in and you just need to find and read the communications server manuals to find out how to use the API.
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Re: transfer a zip file to mainframe

Postby prino » Sun May 30, 2010 12:06 am

Robert Sample wrote:1. Does your site have a mainframe zip package? Mainframes do not have support for zip by default, so putting the file on the mainframe without having a way to unzip it would be useless.


Rather than ZIP, use TERSE, which is available here - you have to be a member of the group to access the files section. :(

Robert Sample wrote:2. Most desktop PCs do not have the software to support operating as a server. If you want to run something (REXX, batch job, or whatever) on the mainframe to transfer the file from another machine to the mainframe -- that is normally done by FTP -- and the machine on the other end of the connection must be a server. So driving a process from the mainframe to retrieve a file from your desktop is almost certainly guaranteed to fail.


Just get FileZilla Server and, if you don't have a static IP address, a free pseudo-domain from DynDNS.com, and you can use that to point to your PC (once you've downloaded DynDNS update utility). Works like a charm.
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