About the SEND command

The SEND command initiates a send transfer. You can use it to send files, messages, or replies (acknowledgments). You can define the characteristics in the SEND command itself, or in a template command. Additionally you can use the SEND command for a single partner or a list of partners.

Sending files

When sending files:

Free parameters for the Transfer CFT user, such as adding comments to the transfer:

  • Sent to the receiver
  • Local parameters

Execution control parameters, such as specify the scheduling time for a transfer:

  • General
  • User
  • Schedule management
  • Data processing parameters

Parameters associated with the file sent, for example the file name:

  • File management
  • Physical name
  • Physical characteristics (whole file)
  • Physical characteristics (records)

File parameters for the partner, for example the remote file name:

  • Physical name
  • Physical characteristics (whole file)
  • Physical characteristics (records)

Sending messages

The SEND TYPE = MESSAGE command is used to send a message to the designated partner. You can, as with files, define local parameters and execution control parameters such as scheduling.

The maximum length for a message is 512 characters.

Sending replies

When sending a reply it is similar to sending a message, but there are two types of replies - acknowledgments and negative acknowledgement. This type of SEND is always linked to a transfer.

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