When a customer sends us a report that needs to be analyzed, the following steps can be used to upload the report to the AS/400 and then spool the report to an output queue.
''Note: This process assumes that the report was received by RJS with the *FCFC print control characters.''
Receive the report file from the customer as a file attachment.
Sign on to the AS/400 and create a temporary work file in library QGPL for the report. Use the following AS/400 command: CRTPF FILE(QGPL/SPOOL) RCDLEN(400) SIZE(*NOMAX)
Start an FTP session with the AS/400 using the following command at the DOS prompt: ftp 188.8.131.52. You will be asked for your AS/400 user ID and password.
From the FTP prompt, type the following command to upload the file. You will substitute the actual PC file name for the example c:\report.txt entry in the following FTP send sample: send c:\report.txt qgpl/spool
Type quit and press Enter from the FTP prompt to exit FTP.
Sign on to the AS/400 and run the following AS/400 commands to reprint the report: OVRPRTF FILE(QSYSPRT) CTLCHAR(*FCFC) CPYF FROMFILE(QGPL/SPOOL) TOFILE(QSYSPRT)