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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Number Specify the system-assigned job convvert. Update I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file.

This parameter is considered after the job name, user name, job number, spooled file name, spooled file number, and job system name parameter requirements have been met.

Creating PDF files from spool files | – From AS to IBM i

This value is not allowed for spooled files which exist on primary or secondary auxiliary storage pools. You can learn more about these from the IBM web site: Print lines that are all blank are not copied. Also check out this article which discusses how to copy spool files to your PC via Operations Navigator: CPF Copy request failed. Channel 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Element 2: Actually if you just define a printer emulation session and set the device to Microsoft PDF printer it’ll create a PDF that can be e-mailed.


The method I am going to describe can only be used IBM i servers with either version 6. Bob Schaefer March 28, at The AS spool report is generated. The assigned channel values as specified on the command are as follows: Moti March 27, at 9: Where allowed to run: We have a requirement, where in the AS spool file report needs to be converted to a formatted excel sheet and mailed to the respective people.

Creation date date Specify the date the spooled file was created. If no current library entry exists in the library list, QGPL is used.

IBM i: Converting a spooled file to PDF

CPF Duplicate job names found. February 11th, Ben Leon March 26, at 9: Simon Hutchinson March 26, at 9: Dear all, Hope evry1 is doing great This option may be useful for microfiche production. Anonymous August 3, at 7: Anonymous July 3, at 8: If it is not installed on your server ask your IBM i administrator to install: The range of valid line numbers is 1 through CPF Necessary resource not available. Correct the error and try the request again.

Do you know what I need to do to make these available on the command? Lots of ways to tackle this one There are many third party tools that allow you to be able to convert a spool file to PDF, but how can I do it just using native IBM i features?


Converting a spooled file to PDF

Qualified job name Optional Qualifier 1: Then move output to this printer cile. Bar code data is lost. If this member does not exist, a member is created and the copy continues.

CPF Cannot convert spooled file data. The 4-byte print control code is created. There are examples to do all of this on this site Markus During June 8, at 3: Job name name Specify the name of the job that created the spooled file.

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I have using this since V5R4 and it still works in V7R1. I use this tool extensively to generate PDF instead of a spool file Creation date Date Element 2: Here are the steps: That is great to know.

The assigned line number for channel 1 is line 1. I am not so sure that sppool work in most scenarios I use this for as they are batch jobs that run as part of the night run.


Have you tried any of them?