Creating a Batch Transfer Request File for 3270/5250 Sessions in Reflection Desktop, Reflection 2014, or Reflection 2011

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Reflection Desktop (including Pro, or for IBM) 16.0 or higher
Reflection 2014
Reflection for IBM 2014
Reflection for IBM 2011
Reflection Standard Suite 2011


This technical note lists the steps to follow to create a batch transfer request file for 3270 and 5250 terminal sessions.


Reflection Desktop  16, Reflection 2014, Reflection for IBM 2014, and Reflection for IBM 2011 include a feature that enables you to create batch transfer request files.

Before you create a batch transfer request file:

  1. Open your 3270 terminal session and connect to your host.

For 3270 Sessions: Open your 3270 terminal session and connect to your host.

For 5250 Sessions: Open a 5250 terminal session. Disconnect from the host if you are already connected. (In 5250 sessions, you cannot create batch transfer request files if you are currently connected to a host.)

  1. On the ribbon's Transfer menu, click the File Transfer Setup icon.
  1. Verify that your file transfer options (such as host system or startup command) are correctly configured on the Mainframe or AS/400 tab in the Transfer Settings dialog box and then click OK.

Note: When you add an item to a batch, all aspects of your current file transfer configuration are saved for this item. This includes local and host file information; your settings for Transfer method, If file exists, and Record format; and the current Transfer Setup configuration.

To create a batch transfer request file:

  1. On the ribbon, click File Transfer.
  1. In the Transfer dialog box, click Show Host Files.
  2. On the Batch tab, click Add.
  3. Select "Add a new single transfer to batch" or" Add transfers from an existing batch file," and then click Next.
  4. Select the files that will be transferred from the host to your PC or from your PC to the host.
  5. Select the Receive (receive files from the host) or Send (send files to the host) radio button.
  1. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for each transfer operation you want to include in this batch.
  2. To save the batch transfer file, Click Save, enter a batch file name, and then click Save again.

Note: When you create batch transfer files, always create a separate item in the Batch transfer group box for each file you want to transfer.

Additional Information

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This document was originally published as Attachmate Technical Note 2219.