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How to convert result file to physical file? Software/Hardware used: As Asked : September 10, AM Last updated: October 25, PM. Any questions relating more to a PC type environment. This could be PC, Servers (both LINUX and WINDOWS). Convert your spool files to PDF just using functionality available in the IBM i operating system. No third part tools, just native functionality.

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IBM i: Converting a spooled file to PDF

I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file. The range of valid line numbers is 1 through iseriex User name Specify the user name that identifies the user profile under which the job is run. If no current library entry exists in the library list, QGPL is used.

Display Object Links Directory. Use this value when the spooled file create zplf and time parameter is to take precedence over the job system name when selecting a spooled file.

Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF

User Name Qualifier 3: The FCFC 1-byte print control character is used and takes advantage of the assigned channel values in formatting the output. Job name JOB Specifies the job that created the spooled file whose data records are to be copied. Specifies which print control characters if any are cnvert replace the spooled file’s internal print control characters. Steve Coyle April 22, at 1: This conversion allows the use of spooled files in applications using microfiche, data communications, or data processing.


Simon Hutchinson March 27, at 3: Do you know what I need to do to make these available on the command? Line The line number assigned for the channel number in the same list.

Convert IBM i (AS/) data and Spool files into XML

I rely on viewing the list of licensed programs to see if it is there. Claudio Torres March 27, at 3: Where allowed to run: To data base file name Specify the file name of the physical file to iseriez the copy. Just create a printer if you have client access and its print queue.

The licensed program code if convett depending upon which release your server is running: Other values up to 12 repetitions Element 1: I cannot put my hand on my heart and say for sure as the servers I have access to only have the US-English character set.

Having a problem when I copy the spool file to pdf with overlay. Paul thank you bring this to my attention.

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Update I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file. Specifies the date and time the spooled file was created.

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 I couldn’t see it either, but the fact is that it happened. CPF Cannot convert spooled file covert. I can verify the copy doesn’t work at V6R1, but you can circumvent that.

Anonymous October 7, at 2: Simon Hutchinson February 20, at 4: The function requires that product TS1 option 01 be available to use. Simon Hutchinson April 8, at 4: I am not so sure that would work in most scenarios I use this for as they are batch jobs that run as part of the night run.

I use this tool extensively to generate PDF instead of a spool file Tom Liotta January 26, at 4: Job name Name Qualifier 2: The licensed program code if different depending upon which release your server is running:. Damiano February 20, at