ftp return format

Richard Chamberlain richard_chamberlain at ntlworld.com
Mon May 8 08:31:37 EDT 2000

OK that sounds about right - I installed the Client Access ODBC drivers and
was able to return correct data.

Is there anyway I can do this without having to install Client Access and an
ODBC driver on each client?

Thanks (again :) ),


Carey Evans <c.evans at clear.net.nz> wrote in message
news:87em7eeq99.fsf at psyche.evansnet...
> "Richard Chamberlain" <richard_chamberlain at ntlworld.com> writes:
> > The problem is then when I use ftplib I get the data back in a certain
> > format, I've also used the dos ftp command and I get the data the same
> >
> > We use a thing called Rumba FileTransfer which is obviously translating
> > somehow, anyone know how I can do the same?
> Rumba is probably using the AS/400 database host servers.   This gives
> it access to the database fields, which it can write out using fixed
> field widths in PC format.
> The equivalent from Python would be to use ODBC, ADODB or the record
> level access available from COM in the free parts of IBM Client
> Access.  ODBC works quite well for me whenever I need to get data from
> our AS/400.
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> Carey Evans  http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/c.evans/
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