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HP File Attributes Dialog Box

How do I get to this dialog box?
  1. Open a VT terminal session and then open the Transfer Settings dialog box.

    The steps depend on your user interface mode.

    User Interface Mode Steps
    Ribbon On the Session tab, from the Transfer group, click the Transfer Settings launcher:
    Reflection Browser On the Reflection menu, choose Tools and then File Transfer. In the Transfer dialog box, click the Settings button.
    TouchUx Tap the Wrench icon and then under Tools, select File Transfer. In the Transfer dialog box, click the Settings button.
  2. From the Transfer Settings dialog box, select the WRQ/Reflection protocol.

  3. Click the WRQ tab.

  4. Under Host system options, from the System type list, choose an HP host.

  5. Click the Attributes button.


With the exception of Carriage control and Domain, HP file attributes affect only the transfer of new files to the host. When you send a file that already exists on the host, these specifications are ignored.

Specifying HP attributes is an alternative to explicitly creating a file equation for a new file on the host prior to the actual transfer. The HP file attributes are used to define the physical characteristics of the file when it is created on the host. If you specify invalid file attributes, the host will refuse the file transfer; and Reflection will display an error message.

File attributes

Option Description
Blocking factor Set the number of logical records to be contained in one physical block.
File code Set the file code that identifies the file's purpose or format.
File extent Set the maximum number of extents for the file.
Number of user labels Set the number of user labels to be written for the file.
File size (in records) Set the maximum file size.


Select the domain where the file resides. The domain specification determines which location, the system domain or the temporary file domain, the host uses during the transfer. For existing files, your specification should match the current domain specification for the file. If the specification does not match, a send results in a new file in the domain specified; the existing file remains unchanged in its domain.

Option Description
Temporary Select when transferring a temporary job file, which is retained in the temporary file domain for use during the current session.
Permanent By default, the domain is set to Permanent; the file is located in the system domain.
Carriage control When selected, carriage control characters are maintained in the first column of each line in the file. The first character of each line is assumed to be a carriage control, and it is retained as such. When cleared, it is assumed that no carriage control exists in the local file (and therefore nothing is discarded).

Record type

Select the type of file you're transferring.

Option Description
ASCII Create an ASCII file.
Binary Create a binary file
Default Use the value selected in the Transfer type list on the WRQ tab.

File type

Select the type of file to create on the host. Standard indicates that a regular file is always created on the host. The other types are created only if they are specified explicitly from this dialog box or in the file header of a labels transfer.

Record format

The setting Default creates a record format based on the Send as Stream setting from the HP Advanced File Transfer Options dialog box.

When This occurs
Send as Stream is selected A byte-stream file is created on the host (regardless of the transfer method).
Send as Stream is cleared If the Transfer type is ASCII, a fixed-length ASCII file is created.
If the Transfer type is Binary, a variable-length binary file is created.

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