In addition to the 5250 terminal emulation provided, iSeries Access also provides a simple file upload and download capability. The upload and download icons shown in Figure 12.20 launch the file transfer wizards. To download a file from the i5 server, select the download icon, which launches the wizard shown in Figure 12.21.
Figure 12.20: Upload/Download icons.
Figure 12.21: Transfer data from i5 server.
Select the i5 server to download from, the file to download, and the file name to save it under on your PC. To determine the format of the downloaded file, use the Details option. If you are not sure which format to use, comma delimited is a commonly used format and works well with applications such as Excel. The transfer request can be saved for reuse, thus avoiding the need to re-enter the same download options every time.
To upload a file to the i5 server, select the upload icon, which launches the wizard shown in Figure 12.22.
Figure 12.22: Transfer data to i5 server.
Select the file on the PC to upload, the i5 server to upload to, and the file name to save it as on the i5 server. The wizard provides options to upload the file as either source or data. The data may be placed into a new file, a new member, or it may replace an existing member. The transfer request can be saved for reuse, thus avoiding the need to re-enter the same download options every time.
Additional file upload and download options included with iSeries Access provide plug-ins for use with Microsoft Excel.