Thank you for your reply. I've looked at those and the first one is via an external connection to Datascope and the second requires page shredding/parsing which is a whole heap of trouble. I was wondering if a flat file (as such) was downloadable through ssl or rssl?
RSSL/SSL do not support flat file download.
When you download appendix_a/RDMFielddictionary programmaticaly from the server, this is held in memory in a OMM or TibMsg/MF format - it does not actually write it to flat file. Any flat file you may have is one you will have file copied from the SDK package or other source.
You could try the content helpdesk to see if there are any logicised RIC equivalents - which saves having to scrape/parse the page.