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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This option may be useful for microfiche production. This value is not allowed for spooled files which exist on primary or secondary auxiliary storage pools. Very helpful article Simon! CPF Cannot convert spooled file data. 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.

Anonymous August 3, at 7: Ron Deardorff March 26, at 8: If it is not installed on your server ask your IBM i administrator to install: Spoo, Schaefer March 28, at Each assigned channel must have a corresponding line number to provide the correct positioning on a report.

How to convert a AS spool file report to a formatted excel sheet?

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. TIFF files as well. Steve Coyle April 22, at 1: I have seen the examples posted. This parameter is considered yo the job name, user name, job number, spooled file name, spooled file number, and job system name parameter requirements have been met.


All these posts are developed and tested on servers running IBM i 7. Specifies which print control characters if any are to replace the spooled file’s internal print control characters.

The assigned channel values as specified on the command are as follows:. Where allowed to run: There are examples to do all of this on this site Damiano February 20, at Here are the steps: This is a required parameter. Dear all, Hope evry1 is doing great When you copy a spooled file to a physical file, certain information is lost or changed.

Thank you very much. The easiest way would be to create a PDF file from the spool file and then email it to the requestor.

Number Specify the system-assigned job number. Simon Hutchinson November 13, at 1: Simon Hutchinson April 8, at 4: Job name name Specify the name of the job that created the spooled file. Sreedhar iSeries follower March 26, at 7: Do you know what I need to do to make these available on the command?

Copy Spooled File (CPYSPLF)

Simon Hutchinson March 26, at 9: The FCFC 1-byte print control character is used and takes advantage of the assigned channel values in formatting the output. To data base file name Specify the file name of the physical file to receive the spoool.


Newer Post Older Post Home. I use this tool extensively to generate PDF instead of a spool file Element list Optional Element 1: Some people have reported that they cannot post a comment using certain computers and browsers. You can learn more about these from the IBM web site: Use this value when the spooled file create date and time parameter is to take precedence over confert job system name when selecting a spooled file.

Converting a spooled file to PDF

Specifies a user-defined physical database file to which the spooled records will be copied. Moti March 27, at 9: April 13th, If this member does not exist, a member is created and the copy continues. User Name Qualifier 3: Creation date Date Element 2: Anonymous July 3, at 8: Bar code data is lost. Login or Sign Up. Graphics data is lost. Paul thank you bring this to my attention.