Authorization needed for Data Transfer to iSeries in Client Access

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What kind of authorizations I need if I want to transfer data from PC to AS/400 using the Data Transfer to AS/400 function?

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If you’re running exit programs on the AS400 to control security and things are locked down tight then you’ll need to do more. Contact your system admin for access.

But having said that.

Install Client access onto your PC.

You need object security on the file you’re trying to upload to on the AS400

You need proper authority on the library or IFS directory to create/modify files.
*ALL authority. (No special authorities required)

Now uploading files is tricky these days.
You’ll need to have an FDF file referenced in the upload config. the FDF file will be referenced when creating the file on the AS400.

If you don’t have an .FDF file worked out you’ll need to reference an existing file on the AS400 when creating the upload file layout.

Map a drive to an AS400 File share on the IFS.
If you have access to the IFS on the AS400 you could just drag and drop your pc file to the AS400 then access it from the IFS or copy it in to a physical file.

FTP.
FTP the file to your AS400.
same authority issues need to be resolved but you can FTP the file to the IFS or to a library/file.member location.

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  • Leah Rosin
    Here are a few bits of info that may be helpful in resolving this problem. Restricting access to data transfers Automating data transfer to the iSeries using Client Access From the IBM Support Document: Note: In Windows NT/2000/XP, this method requires that only one user be logged on to the workstation and that the RUNRMTCMD specify the same Microsoft Windows user account that is logged on to the desktop. If the same user name exists as the domain and the local account (for example, MyDomian\myUser and myUser), the local account must be used or the fully qualified domain\user name must be specified on the RUNRMTCMD user profile parameter. For other methods of doing batch transfers in Windows NT/2000/XP, refer to the Alternatives section at the end of this document.
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  • Leah Rosin
    I also found this question and follow-up answers from the ITKE archives: Client access
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  • TomLiotta
    You need proper authority on the library or IFS directory to create/modify files. *ALL authority. You do not need *ALL authority to the library or directory in order to upload a file. You might only need *USE authority, though *CHANGE authority is also likely. It depends on whether you are replacing data by uploading or if you are creating a new file (which would *CHANGE the library or directory.) Now uploading files is tricky these days. The use of a .FDF (File Description File) has been needed from the beginning of PC Support. Nothing much is new about them. A .FDF can be obtained from the system when needed through a simple download operation. Map a drive to an AS400 File share on the IFS. It should be noted that that section has nothing to do with iSeries Access Data Transfer function. It is a completely unrelated type of transfer between the PC and AS/400. That is similarly true for the subsequent comments about FTP. Tom
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