Use of File Description File

This item specifies whether a file-description file is used to transfer data to the iSeries, eServer™ i5, or System i5®. The file-description file is required to transfer a workstation file, containing the data to be transferred (and converted), in fields. Such a workstation file can have either several fields or numeric data fields. To transfer a workstation file containing text (character data) only, the file-description file is not required. For details on creating a file-description file, see File-Description Files.