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How to execute an AS400 client express .dtf file from Visual basic

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I need to call a .dtf file from visual basic and be able to handle the return values from the call (eg Error Code)

I can't do it with a simple shell command and was wondering if the client express toolkit or some other method would allow me to execute this.

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by:samic400
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what is a .dtf file? then maybe I'll be able to help!
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by:samic400
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doh, data transfer file. soory about that.

would you be willing to accept another answer besides the .dtf solution? what exactly are you trying to do? just get data from the AS400 into a VB app?
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by:mmcmillen
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just use sql to pull back a recordset from the as400.
use ibmda400 as the provider

the rest is just normal ado
 
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by:theo kouwenhoven
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To retrieve files from AS400 with Client Access datatransfer, you can use the program:

  - RFROMPCB.EXE

this program is located in C:\Program files\IBM\Client Access

To send files to the AS400 with Client Access datatransfer, you can use the program:

  - RTOPCB.EXE

Type the programname in a DOS-box without any parameters and the help-text will be diplayed.


Good luck
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shell the RTOPCB.exe file with the DTF file as an argument.

IE:


"C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\rtopcb" c:\_import\orderheader.dtf
"C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\rtopcb" c:\_import\OrderDetail.dtf
"C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\rtopcb" c:\_import\AddressBook.dtf
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