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Application Server to Local

Hello All,

We have a Production support team which caters to the endusers. A scenarion where in a Custom report was run in the background and this has the download to UNIX directory. Since the end users are restricted for accessing the UNIX directory, we have created a small program which fetches this fle from Application server to the Local drive. But this small program has a limitation it picks only 255 character string, so if a record is above 255 char in the UNIX file , on the local directory we see the last fields missing ..... Is there a way to overcome this ..

The support team does not want to propose FTP, as it becomes there duty to retrieve the file on a daily basis and provide it to the end users.

Would be glad to have ur views on this ...


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    Posted on Jan 23, 2005 at 03:04 PM

    I assume you are doing a READ DATASET and then a GUI_DOWNLOAD?

    Can you debug and determine where the data is being truncated?

    Are you sure that the program that created the file is not at fault?

    Check the help on OPEN DATASET to see the BINARY and TEXT options. You should match the technique that was used to create the dataset.

    The 'GUI_DOWNLOAD" FM also has some length settings. Have you checked them?

    Let us know how it goes.

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