Spool Transfer Facility
IBM® Connect:Direct® Spool Transfer is an interface that enables you to transfer Job Entry Subsystem (JES) spool files in the following ways:
from JES Spool Files
The VPS/CDI option and the VPSSCDI program manage input from JES spool files. Using this feature allows IBM Connect:Direct to transfer spool from one system to another.
to JES Print Queues
IBM Connect:Direct dynamically allocates a print file and writes the input file directly to the JES Spool.
to JES Reader Queues
IBM Connect:Direct dynamically allocates an internal reader and writes the input file directly to the JES Reader.
For outbound transfers, this feature requires the following additional products from Levi, Ray & Schoup (LRS):
- VTAM Printer Support (VPS)
- VPS IBM Connect:Direct Interface (VPS/CDI) Option
Note: To send output to JES2 or JES3 (Reader or a printer queue), you do not need the VTAM Printer Support and VPS IBM Connect:Direct Interface (VPS/CDI) Option components.
IBM Connect:Direct Spool Transfer uses standard IBM Connect:Direct facilities, which provide automation, reliability, management, interoperability, and security.