I'm having errors downloading Holddata from a PTF.

Document ID : KB000010096
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

I'm having errors downloading Holddata from a PTF.

Background:

When I manually download and FTP to the mainframe, I get an  error indicating that the record is too big.  Is there a recommended LRECL or Blocksize to have this file preallocated on the mainframe before trying?

Instructions:

It is recommended that one preallocates a LRECL of FB 80 for PTFs and HOLDDATA.

For one client, the following steps worked for processing a PTF and HOLDDATA:

1. Click on the file (do not right click or save target as...)

2. Opens the text file on the internet browser

3. Using the browser's File menu, save as..., and save the file on the desktop

4. FTP to mainframe, and the file is good to be used on SMP/E