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Re^5: Net::FTP to Mainframe Z/OS

by nimdokk (Vicar)
on Jun 16, 2008 at 13:10 UTC ( #692249=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Net::FTP to Mainframe Z/OS
in thread Net::FTP to Mainframe Z/OS

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.

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Re^6: Net::FTP to Mainframe Z/OS
by jazzycat (Initiate) on Jun 16, 2008 at 13:51 UTC
    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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