Data conversion during FTP

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Data conversion during FTP

Postby sonali » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:34 pm

In case of a FTP job, Source file contains combination of ASCII and BINARY fields. And destination server is EBCDIC. Can the transfer happen successfully. And if not, what should be the provisions made.

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Re: Data conversion during FTP

Postby MrSpock » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:17 pm

What is the intended purpose of the file after the FTP? If it's just for storage, than transferring it in BINARY mode should be fine and will leave the contents intact.

If it is meant to be processed on an EBCDIC machine, I can't answer without knowing why the binary fields are there. Is it supposed to be an executable file, or is it text data to be read by an application program? What do the binary fields represent?
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