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Create a Transfer Request File

Using transfer request files, you can perform the same transfer (or transfers) again later, without having to specify files and options each time.

To create a transfer request file

  1. Open the File Transfer dialog box. The steps depend on your user interface mode.

    User Interface Mode Steps
    The Reflection Ribbon On the Session tab, from the Transfer group, click File Transfer.
    Classic or Classic MDI On the Tools menu, choose Transfer File.
    The Reflection Browser On the Reflection menu, choose Tools and then File Transfer.
  2. From the Transfer dialog box, configure and perform the transfer you want to save.


    If your terminal session is an IBM 3270 session, you can transfer files only to or from the host that your session is connected to. If your terminal session is an IBM 5250 session, you can transfer files to or from other hosts.

  3. Under Transfer request, click Save.

  4. In the File name box, type a filename.

  5. In the Transfer list, specify whether data is being sent to the PC from the host, or from the host to the PC.

    This setting is not saved with the transfer request file.

  6. Click Save.

    In 5250 sessions, transfer request files use the extension .XTO; in 3270 sessions, transfer request files use the extension .MTO.


    When you save a transfer request file from the Batch tab, Reflection stores the direction of transfer for each saved transfer. Therefore, you might want to use the Batch tab to save your transfer configuration, even if you have transferred only one file. When you save transfer request files from the Single tab, the direction of transfer is not included in the transfer request file.

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