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Transfer Dialog Box (VT)

Getting there

The options are:



File names

Type the path and filename of the file you want to transfer. Separate multiple filenames with commas. Standard PC wildcard characters are supported.


Local Folders

Browse for the folder containing the file or files you want to transfer.




Click a transfer button to move the file(s) in the indicated direction.



Select the file transfer protocol you want to use.

For more information, see the Transfer Protocols topic.


Transfer type

Select the desired transfer type. The file transfer type determines the way the file is saved and any data manipulation that should be performed during the transfer.

For more information, see the Transfer Types topic.


If file exists

Select what to do when the transferred file already exists in the target location.

For more information, see the Transferring Existing Files topic.


Host record size

Note: This box is only visible when you select, from the General tab of the Transfer Settings dialog box, Show record size on File Transfer dialog box.

Type a value between 0 and 32767 (default: 0).

This value serves as an upper limit for the amount of data to be placed in the records of a file; records that exceed the maximum record size are split into multiple records. A value of 0 indicates that the host should determine the record size based on the transfer method selected (there is no maximum for ASCII transfers; 512-byte records are used for binary transfers). If you are in doubt as to a file's size, review other host files used by the same program.

If you're using Reflection for HP with NS/VT to perform transfers to an HP host, ASCII transfers default to 80 bytes, and binary transfers default to 244 bytes (122 words on the host).



Click to configure the file transfer settings.

For more information, see the Configure File Transfer topic.


View Log

Click to open the log file specified on the Logging tab of the Transfer Settings dialog box.




File names

Type or select one or more host files for the transfer. Separate multiple filenames with commas.

When transferring a file to a VMS host, the filename does not have to be unique. However, only the latest version of the file is displayed in the file list (the one with the highest version number).

If you want to transfer an earlier version of the file, you must type the name and version number in the Host file names box.


Show Host Files

(Applies to WRQ/Reflection and FTP protocols only.) Click to display a list of the files in the current directory on the host.

Reflection first checks for a host connection, and then performs a file transfer to download a current listing of the files on the host.

After you have clicked Show Host Files, the button changes to Refresh Host Files.

If you add a new directory to the host, it will not display in the listing until you log on again.


Refresh Host Files

Click to confirm receipt of any files you transferred from the PC to the host, and to update the host file list.

By default, the host file list is not updated automatically after a file transfer. However, you can change this behavior by selecting, from the Transfer Settings dialog box General tab, Auto refresh host directory.


Host directories

(Applies to WRQ/Reflection and FTP protocols only). Click to display a list of the host directories.

To change to a different host directory, double-click its name. The list of files under File Names is updated appropriately.

Note: You can choose the same view of your files as you would in Windows Explorer by right-clicking either the Local file names or Host file names list, and choosing one of the options from the View menu: Large Icons, Small Icons, List, or Details.

Related Topics

Transfer Protocols

Transfer Types

Transferring Existing Files

Configure File Transfer