Transferring files to IBM z/OS for ArcSDE setup

To use ArcSDE on DB2 version 9.1 for z/OS system, you must transfer a dataset—ESRIOBJ.XMIT—to the target z/OS system. ESRIOBJ.XMIT contains images of programs that must be link-edited into load libraries on z/OS. The following steps are required to accomplish this setup:

  1. Log into a SYSADM user account ID on the z/OS system.
  2. Upload the dataset to the z/OS system using ftp.

    The data is in Time Sharing Option/Extension (TSO/E) Transmit/Receive format and must be uploaded to the z/OS using a BINARY transfer.

  3. Assuming ftp is used for the transfer, the dataset must eventually be defined on z/OS with these characteristics:


    Typically, ftp systems are setup such that for any data that is received and results in a new dataset, the resultant new dataset is not in the required format. However, that can be changed by using ftp commands. The command to ftp from Windows is

    quote site recfm=fb lrecl=80 blksize=3120

    If you are logged onto the z/OS and pull the files using ftp, the command is

    locsite recfm=fm lrecl=80 blksize=3120


    Be sure the ftp is in binary mode and type the command appropriate to your operating system.

  4. The dataset must be TSO/E RECEIVED by a user account on the z/OS system. Log onto a SYSADM user account ID on the z/OS system and open option 6 (the command panel) of Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF).
  5. The dataset that you uploaded is named ESRIOBJ.XMIT, so issue the following TSO/E command to receive the dataset:


    A prompt for specification of dataset creation overrides is returned for this command. If you do not provide any overrides, the dataset will be created under the high-level qualifier (HLQ) of the user ID with which you logged in.

    You should now have a dataset in SCR03: <user>.ESRI.OBJLIB.

  6. Review the name of the dataset. If it is correct, it is to be referenced in the ESRI UDF installation job that must now be uploaded to z/OS, edited, and run on z/OS. See Creating a geodatabase in DB2 on z/OS for information.