This allows the first character to be used as a control character so that you can convert the contents of the physical file back to a spool file and. Any questions relating more to a PC type environment. This could be PC, Servers (both LINUX and WINDOWS). Historically, converting spooled files on IBM i has been a bit of an arduous task, but in recent releases, it’s become much easier. In April , I.

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The above post was to describe how to create a PDF file from a spool file without human intervention, for example: From IBM’s Suport documents: For IBM i 6.

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Claudio Torres March 27, at 3: Have you tried what is suggested here Using that file this worked. There are also lots of commercial packages that can do this stuff for you automagically. Parameters Examples Error messages. Just a question – How if at all do I get it to convert Hebrew characters? Use this value when the spooled file create date and time parameter is to take precedence over the job system name when selecting a spooled file. Before you can do what I will describe in this post you need to check if you have the necessary licensed program, Transform Services, installed on your IBM i.

I have using this since V5R4 and it still works in V7R1. February 12th, Some people have reported that they cannot post a comment using certain computers and browsers.


February 11th, I have a physical file with a record length on my box that I’ve been using to copy spool files in for different reasons. This option may be useful isfries microfiche production.

Also check out this article which discusses how to copy spool files to your PC via Operations Navigator: The assigned channel values as specified on the command are as follows:.

Copy Spooled File (CPYSPLF)

The AS spool report is generated. Qualified job name Optional Qualifier 1: Where allowed to run: Written by Simon Hutchinson at 4: Read this pyiscal file and split the rows into columns. Newer Post Older Post Home. The range of valid line numbers is 1 through Line The line number assigned for the channel number in the same list.

Ben Leon March 26, at 9: I have attached a sample of how the excel sheet should come up Use this value when the job system name parameter or the spooled file create iserles and time parameter is to take precedence over the spooled file number when selecting a spooled file. Need to incorporate along with traditional spool files.

The function requires that product TS1 option 01 be available to use. February 27th, Bob Schaefer March 28, at Having a problem when I copy the sool file to pdf with overlay.

Converting a spooled file to PDF

Simon Hutchinson February 20, at 4: How to convert a AS spool file tl to a formatted excel sheet? The newly copied data replaces all old data in the member because all old records have been cleared.


I rely on viewing the list of licensed programs to see if it is there.

Paul Putkowski March 27, at 3: Channel number refers to a method of determining skipping for reports. Creation date date Specify the date the spooled file was created.

Simon Hutchinson April 8, at 4: Login or Sign Up. I have times when a user will request that a report be emailed to them, rather than printed and sent to them via the inter company mail. TIFF files as well.

IBM i: Converting a spooled file to PDF

The trick is not in making the PDF out of the spool file, but in placing the resulting PDF in a network directory after the creation Just using this way to generate PDF.

If it is not installed on your server ask your IBM i administrator to install: Job name Name Qualifier 2: If no current library entry exists in the library list, QGPL is used. CPF Member not added. To data base file name Specify the file name of the physical file to receive the copy. Simon Hutchinson November 13, at 1: