IND$FILE (CMS/TSO/CICS)

The items available will vary depending on the selected host type.


Host Program

The name of the file transfer program on the IBM host, which is by default IND$FILE. If the host you are communicating with utilizes a third party file transfer program, enter the program name here.


Time Out (seconds)

The amount of time allowed for the host to respond to commands sent from FlexTerm where the default is 30 seconds. Enter any integer between 1 and 3,600.


Structure Field Size

Choose a block size to use in KB where 2 is the default, but can be set to 4, 8 or 16.


PC Code Page

Select an appropriate code page for your country to translate text files. The code page is used to determine which numeric values represent which text characters. The default is 1252 Windows ANSI and the following code pages are available to choose from:


    • 437 Standard
    • 850 Multilingual
    • 860 Portuguese
    • 863 Canada French
    • 865 Nordic
    • 1252 Windows ANSI


Remove EOF on Receive

Enable to remove unwanted end of file indicators on received files.


Verify before Overwriting Files (receive only)

Enable (default) to display a warning dialog when receiving a file that already exists at the target location. Disable to automatically overwrite existing files without warning.


Display Transfer Status

Enable (default) to display a dialog, which shows file transfer status.

CMS/TSO/CICS Text Files

The following parameters will determine how text files are transferred:


Send (read only)
Displays the send parameters generated based on the following settings:


ASCII

Enable (default) to translate all graphic and control characters from ASCII to EBCDIC so they are usable on the host.


CRLF

Enable (default) to use carriage return/line feed pairs to mark the end of lines in PC text files. Disable for binary format data.


NOCRLF

Enable (disabled by default) to not use carriage return/line feed pairs to terminate records.


APPEND

Enable (disabled by default) to append to an already existing target host file rather than overwriting it.


Record Format

Choose from one of the following:


Default

Keeps existing format of target host file.


Fixed

The data set contains fixed length records.


Variable

The data set contains variable length records.


Undefined

The data set contains undefined length records.


Record Length

The logical record length for a data set consisting of fixed length records, or the maximum logical record length for a data set consisting of variable length records. Permitted values are 1 to 32,760. For new data sets the default value is 80. This parameter is ignored when APPEND is specified. For data sets consisting of variable length records, the actual length following the file transfer is set to the minimum of the value of record length and the longest record in the data set.


Block Size

Specifies the block size for a new host data set. For data sets containing fixed-length records, the block size must be a multiple of the record length. For data sets containing variable-length records, the block size must be greater than or equal to the record length plus four bytes.


Custom Parameters

Additional parameters can be specified here.


Receive (read only)

Displays the receive parameters generated based on the following settings:


ASCII

Enable (default) to translate all graphic and control characters from ASCII to EBCDIC so they are usable on the PC.


CRLF

Enable (default) to use carriage return/line feed pairs to mark the end of lines in PC text files. Disable for binary format data.


NOCRLF

Enable (disabled by default) to not use carriage return/line feed pairs to terminate records.


APPEND

Enable (disabled by default) to append to an already existing target PC file rather than overwriting it.


Custom Parameters

Additional parameters can be specified here.

CMS/TSO/CICS Binary Files

The following parameters will determine how binary format files are transferred:


Send (read only)
Displays the send parameters generated based on the following settings:


APPEND

Enable (disabled by default) to append to an already existing target host file rather than overwriting it.


BINARY

Enable (default) to transfer binary data.


NOCRLF

Enable (disabled by default) to not use carriage return/line feed pairs to terminate records.


Record Format

Choose from one of the following:


Default

Keeps existing format of target host file.


Fixed

The data set contains fixed length records.


Variable

The data set contains variable length records.


Undefined

The data set contains undefined length records.


Record Length

The logical record length for a data set consisting of fixed length records, or the maximum logical record length for a data set consisting of variable length records. Permitted values are 1 to 32,760. For new data sets the default value is 80. This parameter is ignored when APPEND is specified. For data sets consisting of variable length records, the actual length following the file transfer is set to the minimum of the value of record length and the longest record in the data set.


Block Size

Specifies the block size for a new host data set. For data sets containing fixed-length records, the block size must be a multiple of the record length. For data sets containing variable-length records, the block size must be greater than or equal to the record length plus four bytes.


Custom Parameters

Additional parameters can be specified here.


Receive (read only)

Displays the receive parameters generated based on the following settings:


APPEND

Enable (disabled by default) to append to an already existing target PC file rather than overwriting it.


BINARY

Enable (default) to transfer binary data.


NOCRLF

Enable (disabled by default) to not use carriage return/line feed pairs to terminate records.


Custom Parameters

Additional parameters can be specified here.