Print from VSE toIP4000 on PSF/6000
Printer Systems (PRINT - NA/ATS)
My customer need print files from ES/9000 in InfoPrint 4000 with
PSF/6000. They need know what is the procedure for download files since
IBM 9221 ES/9000 to Risc/6000 with PSF/6000.
The IP4000 is connect to PSF/6000 via TCP/IP.
The files are of Variable Length. The Record Length is 132 and the Block
Length is 4080.
How download these files to Risc without lost the structure of the
files, and can print in PSF/6000 ?.
Thks in advance.
The customer has VSE/ESA V.6.
First - one option that will work with any PSF printing from VSE to
AIX is if you have PSF/VSE on the VSE system, you can get the PSF
DIRECT feature of PSF/VSE and use it for printing.This is the
simplest way to print from VSE to PSF on an AIX system.
Other options for moving files from VSE to PSF on AIX system are
discussed in various WWQA items - for example see
RTA000152859, RTA000150609, RTA000109030, or search under PSF AIX VSE.
In principle, if the files have variable-length records, then you
need some method of transfer that will communicate the record-length
of each record to the AIX system.You need a transfer method that sends
CRLF (carriage-control line feed). FTP and IND$FILE will send files
The 2nd issue is that if the data contains AFPDS controls or
Machine Carriage Controls (all VSE spool files have Machine Carriage
Controls) then the transfer method must preserve the hex values within
the AFPDS and machine carriage controls. So the transfer must be
BINARY. IND$FILE will allow you to send the fine BINARY and CRLF.
Some FTP transfer programs will do this as well. Some FTP will only
allow CRLF (and not BINARY).Note, you do not need BINARY if your
file does not contain AFPDS or Machine Carriage Controls.
So the principal methods are either FTP or IND$FILE, unless you have
PSF/VSE and use PSF Direct.
S e a r c h - k e y w o r d s:
VSE PSF AIX InfoPrint Manager PSF/6000 transfer file AFP AFPDS
WWQA: ITEM: RTA000154676 ITEM: RTA000154676
Dated: 01/1999 Category: XPSF6000
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