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Re^4: Net::FTP to Mainframe Z/OS

by jazzycat (Initiate)
on Jun 13, 2008 at 15:04 UTC ( #691918=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Net::FTP to Mainframe Z/OS
in thread Net::FTP to Mainframe Z/OS

Thanks for this info it was helpful. No I am not issuing a SITE command and I cannot find any info on the format of such command, other than that it exists as a method in Net::FTP as site(ARGS) but I cannot find what should be in ARGS. Could you give me the examples of your code that you mentioned?


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Re^5: Net::FTP to Mainframe Z/OS
by nimdokk (Vicar) on Jun 16, 2008 at 13:10 UTC
    What I've got is baed on a code snippet that I was given by someone working on the mainframe. I translated it to use in Perl. There are a few things I'm not quite sure about namely PRI and SEC (I think this has to do with disk allocation on the mainframe).
    $ftp->site("PRI=<some number>","SEC=<some number>", "TRacks", "RECfm=<record format - either Fixed Block or Variable Bloc +k", "LRecl=<record length number>", "BLocksize=<block size number>", "Unit=<not sure about this one>") or die "Cannot set SITE c +ommand. $!"; $ftp->site("trail") or die "Cannot issue SITE 'trail' command. $!"; $ftp->put("<file-name>","\'Data.Set.Name(+1)\'") or die "Cannot put <f +ile-name> to Data.Set.Name. $!";
    Note, the (+1) after the dataset name indicates that the data set is a plus one generation (the generation number is incremented by one each time a file is sent. Block size, record Length, Record Format and whether it is a generational dataset is determined by the mainframe and they would have to tell you (assuming it matters). Also, I have found that the transfer works when surrounded by the single quotes - even if I were doing this on the command-line FTP client. This may not all be necessary for the mainframe Z/OS, but might get you going in the right direction. Good luck.
      Thanks for your help. The PRI and SEC are Primary and Secondary space allocation parameters btw. I am not creating a new dataset each time, but either creating or replacing a member in a mainframe library, so my parameters will be different, but your code is a starting point at least. Thanks for sharing.

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