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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Creation date Date Element 2: Creation date date Specify the date the spooled file was created. Written by Simon Hutchinson at 4: This conversion allows the use of spooled files in applications using microfiche, data communications, or data processing. March 30th, Each assigned channel must have a corresponding line number to provide the correct positioning on a report.

If this file does not exist at the time of the copy, the copy will fail.

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Above article is good to a created PDF. Specifies a list of channel numbers with their assigned line numbers.

This value is not allowed for iseriess files which exist on primary or secondary auxiliary storage pools. The only valid values for this parameter are 1 through Where allowed to run: But I have a problem. How to convert a AS spool file report to a formatted excel sheet?


IBM i: Converting a spooled file to PDF

Ben Leon March 26, at 9: Job ideries name Specify the name of the job that created the spooled file. 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. Update I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file.

February 12th, Thank you very much. Anonymous November 13, at 1: Line The line number assigned for the channel number in the same list. Paul Putkowski March 27, at 3: I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file. Graphics data is lost.

This option may be useful for microfiche production. Claudio Torres March 27, at 3: Just a question – How if at all do I get it to convert Hebrew characters? Anonymous July 3, at 8: There are also lots of commercial packages that can do this stuff for you automagically.

CPF Duplicate job names found.


If this member does not exist, a member is created and the copy ti. If you can generate a spool file with Hebrew characters I do not see why this would not work.

Converting a spooled file to PDF

The easiest way would be to create a PDF file from the spool file and then email it to the requestor. Then move output to this printer queue.

Juan Dragone March 26, at 8: Simon Hutchinson August 27, at 7: Dear all, Hope evry1 is doing great Specifies which print control characters if any are to replace the spooled file’s internal print control characters. I have attached a sample of how the excel sheet should come up Bob Cancilla March 26, at If this is you feel free to use the Contact Form to send me the comment and I will post it for you, please include the title of the post so I know which one to post the comment to.

The function requires that product TS1 option 01 be available to use.