SAP FTP on AS400
I am currently handling some EDI processing for SAP and i have a batch job which transfers data from the SAP server to the EDI Gateway via FTP. the sequence of commands are as follows:
> connect to the gateway
> quote CRTP FILE(DCEDIPDTA/INVPIBR) RCDLEN(1063) SIZE(*NOMAX)
> PUT /sap-path-for-files-to-be-transferred DCEDIPDTA/INVPIBR.INVPIBR
> quote RCMD CALL PGM(DCEDIPDTA/INVPIBRCV)
however the problem is that it fails at the PUT command. I have taken a look the files, they are plain text. however they also have spanish accent marks (like ñ etc..). this occurs randomly. sometimes it gets completed, sometimes it fails. anybody have any idea on why this command can fail? also, i am not that familiar with the commands,the only hint i have of those commands are:
ascii - set the ftp transfer for ascii files, meaning it is text.
quote - make the gateway perform the command ( CRTP or RMCD)
put - transfer files from SAP to the gateway
RCMD - no idea, is this remote command? as well as the other parameters
CRTP - create file i think. no idea for the other parameters.
please note this batch job is run by the SAP system.
any comment or explanation for the commands will be appreciated.
thanks a lot.