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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 13, 2021

ACE - add SFTP commands to file output node

Without this enhancement we will need to write Java Compute nodes to replace the built in File output nodes for SFTP files to Z/OS mainframe servers. We had just moved from JCN code doing this (in about 30 instances where we use FTP to the mainframe) to the built in file output nodes in ACE when the ability to add SITE commands was added to the node functionality. However we how have to move from FTP to sFTP connections to the mainframe and the SITE command is not supported by the SFTP protocol. We have been advised that the z/OS server can support new +/ sftp commands (to set file format, record lengths, etc.) but these are not supported by the ACE v11 file output nodes when SFTP is used.
Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    Jan 14, 2022

    Idea / RFE Review. Thank you for taking the time to raise this enhancement request. As the raiser will be aware, the ACE FileOutput node allows the user to exploit settings in the LocalEnvironment tree when passing messages into the node in a flow which specify "Precommand" and "Postcommand" actions which should be executed either side of the file transfer itself:

    The above page documents the settings for:



    ... which include RENAME, DELETE, MKDIR, RMDIR, CD and CDUP which are supported for FTP and SFTP

    ... and include SITE and QUOTE which are supported for FTP only.

    The idea suggests the use of a solution which sounds very similar to this stackoverflow post which is related to the same JSch library on which the ACE file node capabilities have been built:

    So - we agree that an extension of the syntax of the LE overrides to help expose a solution of the above form sounds a sensible method in which to achieve the usecase in a manner consistent with the current file node capabilities.

    Status of the idea is updated to Future Consideration.

  • Guest
    Dec 17, 2021

    Hi Richard,

    Thanks for raising this - moving it to the App Connect (ACE) list so that it can be actioned appropriately by the team.