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Mainframe Transfer Method Options

Use the Transfer method setting in the Transfer dialog box to specify how files are converted. The options available depend on the file transfer protocol you have selected. For mainframe transfers the options are:

Option Description
Binary Use for program files and other types of files that should not be translated, such as files that have already been formatted for a particular type of printer or files with application-specific formatting. Binary files contain non-printable characters; using this method, a file is not converted or translated during the transfer.
ASCII Use to transfer text files with no special formatting. ASCII files on the PC are translated to the EBCDIC character set on the host.
JISCII Use for files that contain any double-byte characters with no special formatting. JISCII files are translated to the double-byte IBM host character set during transfer to the host.

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