I have a physical file with the following fields.
(field - attribute - sample content)
FILL01 - 1A - blank
KEY - 8A - AAPCTINV
LENGTH - 2S 0 - 60
TEXT - 60 A - 8028038
When looking at the file using DSPPFM, the info =
Note, it has 1 space at the begining
Using the following
CPYTOIMPF FROMFILE(mylib/myfile) TOSTMF('/folder1/folder2/myfile.txt') STMFCODPAG(*STDASCII) RCDDLM(*CRLF) DTAFMT(*FIXED)
When I look at the file on the IFS it shows as below:
The leading space is kept - but for some reason, there is a new space in there, between the LENGTH field and the TEXT field. I suspect it has to do with the LENGTH field being defined as signed?
I don't care however - I want the data to come across with the same field placements
FILL01 in column 1-1
KEY in column 2-9
Length in column 10-11
Text in column 12-60
Is there a parameter on the CPYTOIMPF command that controls this? or should I use a different command entirely - which I am open to, I want the easiest way possible to copy a DDS described file to the IFS.