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How to Create FTP Network, Ports, & Scripts


Step by Step FTP Set-up:


Create Extol Network

  • a. Via Extol main menu take:
  • option 10. Communications Setup
  • Option 60. Trading Partners and Networks Menu

  • Option 6. Work with networks
  • F9=Create new Network
  • Use *FTP_xxx where xxx = TPID(Trading Partner)

Create Extol Port

  • 8. Work with network ports
  • F9=Create new Port
  • Name Port as FTPIN and define similar as shown below:


Create Extol Port :; Sample Port

TNPPV2R          Change network port - file or tape I/O     10/08/15  12:51:46 
TOL/EDI NEW TEST                                                               
Network ID . . . . . . . . :   *FTP_ABC                                        
Network port code  . . . . :   FTPIN                                           
Network port description . .   ABC Flat Inbound       91                       
Message queue  . . . . . . .   QSYSOPR                                         
Data area for override . . .              /                                    
Data/tape file library . . .   EXT_FTP                                         
Data/tape file name  . . . .   ABC_IN      CRTCNNIMP from file/                
File member/tape device  . .   ABC_IN      CRTCNNIMP from file/                
File format type . . . . . .   N      Nonwrapped data file/tape                
Database or tape file  . . :   F      Database file                            
Maximum record length  . . .      91                                           
Maximum block length . . . .      91                                           
Create file  . . . . . . . .   Y  Add member . .   Y  Replace/add rcds . .   R 
 

Create Communications Script

From Communication Setup Menu, take option 2: (Working Example is: *FTP_ABC)

Network . . . :   *FTP_AFS            AFS FTP File Exchanges                   
Script code . :   RCV_ORDERS    Name: Rcv Prop ORDER w/Cleanup     Status: D 
 
  • Locate an existing RCV or SND script and take Option 3 to “Copy” an existing script and modify.
  • Change trading partner unique values within script and create a WRKLNK directory for you TP:
    • mkdir '/extol/ftpin/jem'

Modify script details as Needed

  • If you need to rename the files after pick up then on the FTPCLNUP submitted job, specify: RNMDEL(R) rmsgf(@NL/FTPMSGF) rmsgid(ftp0004) where the message file determines the value for the renamed file extension to be.
  • If you want to simply delete the files after pick up, then RNMDEL(D) is used without the rmsgid and rmsgf parms.
  • If Propritary, replace program to call at end of your script to your Prop CL Program.
  • If X12, the data will be unwrapped and translated.

To Initiate Script

Users can create CL to call a CL program like below passing parms: Port(FTPIN), Script(your script name), Script parm(‘ ‘), Netid(Your Network ID)

Columns . . . :    1  71           Browse                      EDILIB/QCLSRC 
 SEU==>                                                              ESTRCTLSCR 
 FMT **  ...+... 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 ...+... 7  
        *************** Beginning of data ************************************* 
0001.00 /*-------------------------------------------------------------------*/ 
0002.00 /* JSTRCTLSCR - Generic robot CL to execute Extol's STRCTLSCR command*/ 
0003.00 /*-------------------------------------------------------------------*/ 
0004.00 /*** ***/                                                               
0005.00 /* ----------------------------------------------------------------- */ 
0006.00                                                                         
0007.00              PGM  PARM(&NETPORT &SCRIPT &SCRIPTPARM &NETID)             
 
Notes:

&Scriptparm can be passed as ‘ ‘ (Blank), however if you need to pass parms to your script, your script can reference rthem as @P1, @P2, etc… Scritparm is only 30 chars however and each parm is seperated by a comma.






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