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Send Files to a Mainframe

Note: If the transfer is one you'll be performing regularly, you can save your transfer settings in a transfer request file.

To transfer files to a mainframe from your PC

  1. Start Reflection and log on to the host computer as usual.
  2. Open the Transfer dialog box as follows:

    If you are using this "look and feel"

    Do this

    The Reflection button

    The Reflection Ribbon

    On the Session tab, from the Transfer group, click File Transfer.

    The Reflection button

    The Reflection Browser

    On the Reflection menu, choose Tools and then File Transfer.

  3. Click the Settings button, and configure the file transfer settings.

    For most situations, you can configure for file transfers by selecting a preset configuration in the Protocol tab.

  4. Click OK.
  5. From the Transfer dialog box, under Local, do one of the following:
    • Browse under Local folders, and then select one or more files from the list.

      -or-

    • Type the path and filename into the File names box.
  6. Select your preferences for Transfer method, If file exists, and Record format.
  7. Specify the host file information:

    For this host system

    Do this

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    Type a filename in the File names box.

    It is not possible to perform transfers involving multiple files.

    If you don't type a filename, Reflection uses the PC filename, with the period and extension, if applicable, removed. To avoid overwriting files, do not send files with the same filename and different extensions.

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    Click Show host files, and browse to select one or more host files.

    -or-

    Type the file information into the File names box.

    If you don't type a filename, Reflection uses the PC filename. If a PC file you are transferring does not have a file extension, the transfer fails.

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    Click Show host files, and browse to select one or more host files.

    All datasets that have a high-level qualifier that equals your user ID are displayed.

    -or-

    Type the file information into the File names box.

    If you don't type a filename, Reflection uses the PC filename.

  8. To initiate a file transfer, do one of the following:
    • Click a Transfer button to move the file in the indicated direction.

      -or-

    • Drag the source file, and then drop it on the desired destination file.

Related Topics

Receive Files from a Mainframe

Mainframe Transfer Method Options

Use File Transfer Naming Templates

Transfer Dialog Box

Transfer Settings Dialog Box

Mainframe File Transfer