Hi Kurt,

Check if you are using ODBC 32 or 64 bits. Maybe there are two applications (one for each configuration) and not all ODBC connection are displayed.

I'm using ODBC 64 bits and my connections are availables

Also, check if your ADO .Net driver is for 32 or 64 bits compatible.

I hope it is help for you,


Hi Tim,

I know that is a old question, and I don't know if you have resolved your problem.

I have something like you are asking in a process. Maybe it could help you.

I created a persistent class with theses properties, also add a Query to retrieve info from a ProcessId:

Class FtpFileReport Extends %Persistent

/// ProcessId
Property ProcessId As %String;

/// Filename
Property FileName As %String;

/// Retrieve records of a ProcessId
Query GetRecordsByProcessId(pProcessId As %String) As %SQLQuery
    SELECT ProcessId, FileName
    FROM FtpFileReport
    WHERE ProcessId = :pProcessId


Then, when my process start to grabs the file, create a ProcessId, for example, using a combination of horolog and cryptotoken, to create an unique Id.

set pProcessId = "ID"_$PIECE($HOROLOG,",")_$PIECE($HOROLOG,",",*)_$SYSTEM.Encryption.GenCryptToken()

For each file grabbed, you save a record in your persistent class

set obj=##class(FtpFileReport).%New()

set obj.ProcessId = pProcessId    ;pProcessId is the variable with the Id created previously

set obj.FileName =  pFileName   ;if you are using retrieveFile method, it is the name the file that is grabbing

do obj.%Save()

Afterward, create a message to a BO that send the email with the ID of the process and create the message body based on ProcessId files:

Class SendEmail Extends Ens.BusinessOperation

Parameter ADAPTER = "EnsLib.EMail.OutboundAdapter";

Parameter INVOCATION = "Queue";

/// Send email of FTP Report
Method SendFtpReport(pRequest As Ens.StringRequest, Output pResponse As Ens.StringResponse) As %Status
    #dim myList As %Library.ListOfObjects

    set report  = ##class(FtpFileReport).%New()
    set myList = ##class(%Library.ListOfObjects).%New()
    set resultset = report.GetRecordsByProcessId(pRequest.StringValue)
    set data = ##class(%Stream.GlobalCharacter).%New()
    while resultset.%Next()
        set fileNum = $Increment(fileNum)
        do data.Write("<b>"_fileNum_":</b><p>"_resultset.%Get("FileName")_"</p><hr>")
        do myList.Insert(data)

    set msg = ##class(%Net.MailMessage).%New()
    set msg.IsHTML = 1
    do msg.TextData.WriteLine("<h1>FileReport</h1><br><h2>This is the FTP report: <h2><br><br>")    ; This is the body of the email

    for pos=1:1:myList.Size
        do msg.TextData.Write(myList.GetAt(pos).Read())

    set msg.To = ##class(%Library.ListOfObjects).%New()  ;Destinations address
    do msg.To.Insert("destination@mydomain.com")
    set msg.Subject= "File report"
    do ..Adapter.SendMail(msg)

    set pResponse = ##Class(Ens.StringResponse).%New("Ok")
    quit $$$OK

XData MessageMap
  <MapItem MessageType="Ens.StringRequest">



I hope helps you.

Francisco Lopez


The parameter 3 in $ZDATE and $ZDATEH is the format of the date YYYY-MM-DD ODBC format

$HOROLOG retrieves the system datetime, so $ZDATE($HOROLOG,3) gives the current sytem date

Usually, HL7.{PID.7} uses the format YYYY-MM-DD, so it converts the string into a datetime variable ($ZDATEH(dob,3))

Please, find out the info in $ZDATE and $ZDATEH documentation.

Best regards,
Francisco Lopez

P.S. Don't forget mark the answer as accepted wink

Last time, we have a value of 10 and the error increases more frequently, even when I was loading files.

So, the idea is to put a value like 30 seconds to allow that time the TCP disconnection. If I change the value to 30 (or 60), can the process open the TCP connection automatically and try to connect to FTP? If I leave it indefinitely (-1), is there a way to make the connection again?

Well, next time I need to read the documentation in depth.

There is a base method to check if a class extends of other one

set obj = ##class(MyLibrary.ChildClass01).%New()

## this retrieves 1
w obj.%Extends("MyLibrary.ParentClass")

## this retrieves 0
w obj.%Extends("MyLibrary.ParentClassFake")

This has been a "Rubber duck", this is a sample of guide-book of rubber duck. wink

More info Clase %Library.SystemBase

Best regards,

Francisco López


Try the following code. It only works if the class parent is Ens.DataTransformDTL

// Create a query to get only my class (in MyClass and sub folders)

set query="SELECT ID FROM %Dictionary.ClassDefinition WHERE ID LIKE 'MyClass.%' AND super='Ens.DataTransformDTL'"

set tStatement = ##class(%SQL.Statement).%New() 

set qStatus=tStatement.%Prepare(query)

set tResult = tStatement.%Execute()

while tResult.%Next() {

   set dtlName = tResult.%Get("ID")

   set classObject = $CLASSMETHOD(dtlName ,"%New")
   write !,"DTL: "_dtlName
   write !,"Source type: "_classObject.GetSourceType()
   write !,"Target type: "_classObject.GetTargetType()
   write !


Remember: It works only if the class inherits from Ens.DataTransformDTL , if you know which class is the one that inherits the DTL you want to examine, change the name of the value of 'Super' in the previous query

Best regards,

Francisco Lopez