Sending an email with a link to a .csv file that’s too large to email

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AS/400 development
CSV file format
IFS
iSeries
V5R4
My program creates a .csv that is copied to the IFS. It is too large to attach to email. I want to send an email with a link to the file. How do I do that?

Software/Hardware used:
IBM iSeries, model 810, v5r4

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Sorry, I should have been more specific.

Can a user click on a link from the email and get directly to the file that is sitting in the IFS? If so, how should the link be formatted? Should it begin with http://? I know very little about the IFS and am not sure how to proceed.

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<i>Can a user click on a link from the email and get directly to the file that is sitting in the IFS?</i>

In general, if you can type the location into a Windows Explorer address bar and reach the file, then a user can click on the same “link” to access the same file.

<i>Should it begin with http://?</i>

It should begin with http:// if you have a HTTP server that will serve the file after processing the link that you supply.

More likely, it will begin with two back-slashes (\\) and your system’s NetServer name or the IP address. After the name will be the share name that you expose to the Windows Neighborhood, followed by the path to the file. Use iSeries Navigator to drill down into NetServer in order to create a shared directory.

Of course, the recipient will have to be authorized (assuming authentication exists) to the shared directory and to the .CSV streamfile.

Tom

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