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Use File Transfer Naming Templates

A file transfer template defines a set of conditions that affects the way Reflection names files transferred between your PC and a host. Whereas transfer request files are used to transfer the same file or set of files between your PC and a host, file transfer templates affect how files transferred between your PC and a host are named.

When activated, Reflection checks transfer templates in the specified order, and tries to match the transferring filename to template conditions. When a match is found, the matching template is applied.

Reflection installs some default templates, but you can also add your own, and specify the sort order (using the Move up and Move down buttons).

To activate file transfer templates

  1. Open a 3270 terminal session.
  2. Open the Transfer Settings dialog box as follows:

    If you are using this "look and feel"

    Do this

    The Reflection button

    The Reflection Ribbon

    On the Session ribbon, from the Transfer group, click the Transfer Settings launcher: Launcher button image

    The Reflection button

    The Reflection Browser

    On the Reflection menu, choose Tools and then File Transfer. In the Transfer dialog box, click the Settings button.

  3. With Mainframe selected under Protocol, click the Templates tab.
  4. Select Activate Transfer Templates.
  5. Click OK.

Related Topics

Default File Transfer Templates

Template Properties Dialog Box

File Transfer Template Syntax

Create a File Transfer Template

Translation Tab (Transfer Settings Dialog Box)

Transfer Request Files

Mainframe File Transfer