Data Transfer Function Overview

PC400 can transfer data between the host and workstation. The data transfer function can be invoked manually by clicking the Data Transfer icon. The Data Transfer application is automatically invoked from a 5250 session when you click Send File to Host from the Actions menu and Receive File from Host from the Actions menu. You can change this default to invoke normal file transfer functions; to do so, click Preferences → Transfer from the Edit menu, then click the Data Transfer radio button on the property page with the General tab.

Transferring data, described in this chapter, is quite different from transferring files, which is described in File Transfer for PC400. The main differences are listed in the following table.

Table 1. Data Transfer Summary
Type of Transfer Products required on an iSeries, eServer™ i5, or System i5® Access Method Sending and receiving unit Type of connection to an iSeries, eServer i5, or System i5
File Transfer Z and I Emulator for Windows Tools (PCT/400 see Transferring Files)
  • Transfer menu in the session window
  • EHLLAPI application that invokes File Transfer
  • DDE application that invokes File Transfer
  • Playing a macro that invokes File Transfer
  • Clicking the Send or Receive button on the tool bar
Entire file Display session
Data Transfer PC Support/400 V2R2 or V2R3, OS/400® V3R1 or later, or i5/OS1 Data Transfer icon or File Transfer selections from Actions menu Field, record, or file in a database
  • TCP/IP
1OS/400 and i5/OS provide the host transaction program for Data Transfer.