At last! Useable data from IBM i using FTP

useableThere are quite many ways to get data from the IBM i to a PC. FTP is a relative simple method to use, however if the file contains packed or binary fields you end up having a PC file containing strange characters. You have to find another, and typically more complicated, method to do it.

Today this changes as I will show you a Windows Command file, that will transfer a physical or logical file from the IBM i and create a PC file in CSV format, where packed and binary fields are converted to a readable format and columns having headers 🙂

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When was the last time you created a Windows batch file?

If the last time you wrote a Windows Batch file was back in the good ol’ MS-DOS or Windows 95 days, then time has come to step up and experience that Windows Command files is the new black 🙂

Today Windows Command files has grown into an advanced script language having many interesting features. The tool iInstall.Cmd uses many of the new features in order to install a Savefile on your iSeries. Continue reading