Transferable files

This topic describes the Transfer CFT parameters that are specific to Windows concerning the characteristics of the transferable file.

  • Characteristics of files automatically detected on transmission
  • FTYPE values and FCODE values implicitly associated during transmission
  • FTYPE and FRECFM values on receipt

Characteristics of files automatically detected on transmission

Parameter 

Automatically detected on transmission 

FSPACE 

YES 

FLRECL 

NO 

FBLKSIZE 

NO 

FRECFM 

NO 

FTYPE 

NO 

FTYPE values and FCODE values implicitly associated during transmission

FTYPE 

FCODE 

Type of sent file
' ' BINARY  Binary

BINARY 

Binary

BINARY 

Binary file emulating locally a variable file format

ASCII 

Text file with LF or CRLF as end-of-line separator
F ASCII Text file where the last character '1A' is transmitted (is not considered an EOF character)
O ASCII Text file with CRLF as end-of-line separator
X ASCII Text file with LF as end-of-line separator
J ASCII

Stream text

Using stream text (J) allows a text type file to be sent that contains records that exceed 32 KB. As opposed to text type (FTYPE=T), stream text does not add an EOL sequence (LF or CRLF) to the received file.

When using stream text (FTYPE=J), the sender and the receiver must both have the FTYPE set to J. Setting only the sender or receiver to FTYPE=J results in unexpected content for the transferred file.

FTYPE = J refers to stream text.The stream text type allows sending a text file that contains records that are larger than 32 KB. Unlike classical text types (T, O, X) the stream text type does not add an EOL sequence (LF or CRLF) at the end of the received file.

Note FTYPE J is available in Transfer CFT Transfer CFT 3.0.1 SP7 (UNIX and Windows) and higher.

FTYPE and FRECFM values on receipt

FTYPE 

FRECFM 

Type of received file 

B F Binary fixed-length sequential file

B

U/V

Binary sequential file

V

Binary file emulating locally a variable file format

Fixed-length sequential text file with CRLF as end-of-line separator

U/V

Variable length sequential text file with CRLF as end-of-line separator
O F Fixed-length sequential text file with CRLF as end-of-line separator
O U/V Variable length sequential text file with CRLF as end-of-line separator

X

Fixed-length sequential text file with LF as end-of-line separator
X U/V Variable length sequential text file with LF as end-of-line separator
J U/V Variable length sequential text file with CRLF as end-of-line separator

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