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AIX TO VMS command

Hello,

I have a task to convert a unix ftp connection string to a vms equivalent. I could not see what the print or "|" pipe equivalent would be.

Here is the unix connection string.

SET command = CONCAT ( "print " , quote , "open " , remote_domain , "\n user " ,
remote_username , " " , remote_password ,"\ncd Report_Test","\nput " , fname ,
quote , " | ftp -i -n" )

Any help or direction you can give would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: AIX TO VMS command

Try help copy/ftp.

Wim
Wim
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Re: AIX TO VMS command

VMS has a PIPE command that performs the PIPE function.

It looks like what you really want to do is create a (temporary) command file that will start ftp, login as a specified user, change to the Report_Test director, and put a specified file.

In order to do this you first tell us what your internet stack is (TCP/IP Services, MultiNet or TCPware), so that the method that a command procedure interacts with FTP can be determined.
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Re: AIX TO VMS command

I would have to find out more regarding you questions about the internet stack from another resource. I did fail to mention the connection string is being called from the DCL command.

Thanks for your response
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Re: AIX TO VMS command

It might be useful to describe the problem
you're trying to solve, rather than asking
how to translate an implementation of
something from another environment.

I may be woefully ignorant, and I don't deal
with AIX much these days, but I don't
recognize SET and CONCAT as generic UNIX
shell keywords. I can guess what the intent
is, but it's still a guess, and to what
you're actually talking here is a mystery (to
me, at least).

If all you wish to do is use FTP to fetch a
file from somewhere, then I'd also suggest
COPY /FTP. Wget would be another
possibility, and probably cURL, too, but they
don't come with VMS, and you could probably
have been using them on AIX, too.
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Re: AIX TO VMS command

I am using Cerner CCL language. I have a program that currently generates a .dat file that I need to ftp over to a third party system. Here is a test program I have been working with to get the functionality down.

drop program a_test_dcl_commands_a go
create program a_test_dcl_commands_a

prompt
"Output to File/Printer/MINE" = "MINE" ;* Enter or select the printer or file name to send this report to.

with OUTDEV

select into $outdev

from person p

with counter,maxrec=1
;PHAMARDOWN_.PS

set fname = concat("test",".ps")

;set mar_rpt_data->output_device = fname
;call PrintMarRpt (0)

;Set Remote FTP domain
set remote_domain = "xx.xx.xx.xxx"
set remote_username = "xxxxx"
set remote_password = "xxxxxxx"
set quote = '"'

SET CD_CCLUSR = "set def ccluserdir:"
SET LEN =SIZE(TRIM(CD_CCLUSR))
SET STATUS=0
CALL DCL(CD_CCLUSR,LEN,STATUS)

FREE SET command
SET command = CONCAT ( "write " , quote , "open " , remote_domain , "\n user " ,
remote_username , " " , remote_password ,"\ncd Cerner_Report_Test","\nput " , fname ,
quote , " | ftp -i -n" )
SET LEN = size(trim(command))
SET status = 0
CALL DCL(command,LEN,status)

CALL ECHO(command)

end
go

When I run the above program I get this message from our backend prompt.

%DCL-W-UNDSYM, undefined symbol - check validity and spelling
\|\
write "open 10.101.227.81\n user cerner CernerUHS\ncd Cerner_Report_Test\nput test.ps" | ftp -i -n
76357:062684 A_TEST_DCL_COMMANDS_A Cost 1.24 Cpu 0.02 Ela 4.96 Bio 581 Dio 20 O0M0R0 P1R2Z2 S1,1
Command executed!
1)

I had changed "print" to "write" becuase I was getting this message.

Rec: 1, 2 Row: 1 Qual: 1 Len: 12
%DCL-W-MAXPARM, too many parameters - reenter command with fewer parameters
\|\
print "open 10.101.227.81\n user cerner CernerUHS\ncd Cerner_Report_Test\nput test.ps" | ftp -i -n
76357:062765 A_TEST_DCL_COMMANDS_A Cost 1.22 Cpu 0.02 Ela 4.54 Bio 581 Dio 15 O0M0R0 P1R2Z2 S1,1
Command executed!
1)

The "pipe" seems to be a problem. I am do not have the experience with command lang's with either vms or aix.

Thanks for your response

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Re: AIX TO VMS command

pipe commands in vms have to have 'pipe' at the start of the line of piped commands.

HTH

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Re: AIX TO VMS command

Thanks for your response. Are you saying like

ftp -i -n | print "open 10.101.227.81\n user cerner CernerUHS\ncd Cerner_Report_Test\nput test.ps"
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Re: AIX TO VMS command

e.g :-

$ pipe sh system | search sys$input "swapper"
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Re: AIX TO VMS command

> I am do not have the experience with
> command lang's with either vms or aix.

Apparently. Among other things, "ftp -i"
may not be the best way to start.

HELP FTP

> The "pipe" seems to be a problem.

Probably not the biggest one. The VMS DCL
command line interpreter differs from a UNIX
shell, and the VMS FTP client (most likely)
differs from an AIX FTP client. It might
make more sense to start with DCL, and try
to create a command which does what you want,
and _then_ try to figure out how to get the
Cerner stuff to execute that command.

For fun, try this, too:

TCPIP SHOW VERSION