A module for the IBM i (AS, iSeries) that enables you an easy conversion of print spool files from the IBM i to XML flies. – Spool to XML in seconds!. On iSeries, instead of transferring a spool file to an Excel spreadsheet, use the CPYTOIMPF command to create a CVS text file that can be easily loaded into. 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.

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Use this value when the spooled file create date and time parameter is to take precedence over the job system name apool selecting a spooled file. Channel 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Element 2: Having a problem when I copy the spool file to pdf with overlay. Update I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file.

You can learn more about these from the IBM web site: As I have used the asterisk after the folder name the command displays all of the files in the folder:. Very helpful article Simon!

All my answers were extracted from the “Big Dummy’s Guide to the As” and I take no responsibility for any of them. Actually confert 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.


Converting a spooled file to PDF

All these posts are developed and tested on servers running IBM i 7. 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 Have you tried what is suggested here I have seen the examples posted. Lots of ways to tackle this one Paul thank you bring this to my attention. Element list Optional Element 1: To prevent “comment spam” all comments are moderated. Simon Sopol October 7, at 2: Other values up to 12 repetitions Element 1: Specifies which print control characters if any are to replace the spooled file’s internal print control characters.

Just a question – How if at all do I get it to convert Hebrew characters? To data base file Name Qualifier 2: In my second example I am copying an existing spool file to my folder as a PDF file: The method I am going to describe can only be used IBM i servers with either version 6. Tom Liotta January 26, at 4: Newer Post Older Post Home. Damiano February 20, at Specifies a list of channel numbers with their assigned line numbers. I can verify the copy doesn’t work at V6R1, but you can circumvent that.

Today’s Posts Member List Calendar. The easiest way would be to create a PDF file from the spool file fole then email it to the requestor. This is a required parameter.

The assigned channel values as specified on the command are as follows: Steve Coyle April 22, at 1: Specifies the name of the system where the cnovert that created the spooled file JOB parameter ran. 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.


Written by Simon Hutchinson at 4: Simon Hutchinson November 13, at 1: How to convert a AS spool file report to a formatted excel sheet?

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

This option may be useful for microfiche production. The newly copied data replaces all old data in the member because all old records have been cleared. KJB March 27, at April 13th, Also check out this article which discusses how to copy spool files to your PC via Operations Navigator: The range of too line ot is 1 through I use this tool extensively to generate PDF instead of a spool file To data base file name Specify the file name of the physical file to receive the copy.

Ron Deardorff March 26, at 8: Required product option not available. Print lines that are all blank are not copied.

Copy Spooled File (CPYSPLF)

Simon Hutchinson February 20, at 4: I rely on viewing the list of licensed programs to see if it is there. If I could attach some screen prints’ I’d show you. TIFF files as well. There are also lots of commercial packages that can do this stuff for you automagically. The newly copied data is added to data existing in the member.