How do I convert the zip file with PTFs I downloaded to a flat file

Document ID : KB000016345
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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The CA PTF download process puts all downloaded PTFs in a single zip file. Inside of the zip file each PTF has it's own file.

The goal is to have several PTFs in 1 file. It is simpler to do a receive on SMPE using 1 file. Less JCL changes and less files to upload to the mainframe.



I downloaded several PTFs. They downloaded to a zip file. I would like to convert this to a flat file. I would like to concatenate all the PTFs to 1 file.


Use the Utility CA Concatenate to copy all the PTFs to 1 file.

This is how to do it.

-Put your new PTF zip file( into a new directory.

-unzip the ptfs to the new directory.

download the CAConcatenate utility. Do the following to find/download the utility:

  • Go to and go to DOWNLOAD MANAGEMENT.
  • Select the help (green arrow pull down).
  • Select Freeware Utilities/Toolbox
  • Select Download(in blue) under CA Concatenate

Install CA Concatenate and use this utility to merge the files in you PTF directorty.