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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Anonymous November 13, at 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?

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

Do you know what I need to do to make these available on the command? Specifies which print control characters if any are to replace the spooled file’s internal print control characters. Simon Hutchinson October 7, at 2: For IBM i 6. All my answers were extracted from the “Big Dummy’s Guide to the As” and I take no responsibility tp any of them.

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Converting a spooled file to PDF

March 30th, Anonymous November 13, at 1: Specifies a user-defined physical database file to which the spooled records will be copied. Where allowed to run: Randall Fiel March 31, at 8: Each assigned channel must have a corresponding line number to provide the correct positioning on a report.

Just using this way to generate PDF. Specifies a list of channel numbers with their assigned line numbers.

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User Name Qualifier 3: KJB March 27, at Ron Deardorff March 26, at 8: 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. In this example I will save it to the document test. But I have a problem. If Cohvert could attach some screen prints’ I’d show you.

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Claudio Torres March 27, at 3: Line The line number assigned for the channel number in the same list. Hi Jamie, Thanks for the dpool response.

Graphics data is lost. Qualified job name Optional Qualifier 1: The only valid values for this parameter are 1 through I have times when a user will request that a report be emailed to them, rather than printed and sent to them via the inter company mail. Display Object Links Directory. Creation date Date Element 2: 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.


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Simon Hutchinson March 27, at 3: Actually if you just define a printer emulation session and set the device to Microsoft PDF printer it’ll create convfrt PDF that can be e-mailed.

The range of valid line numbers is 1 through Read this pyiscal file and split the rows into columns. Job name Name Qualifier 2: Channel number refers to a method of determining skipping for reports.

I do not iseriea access to a server with 6. Have you tried what is suggested here The newly copied data replaces all old data in the member because all old records have been cleared. Today’s Posts Member List Calendar.

Lots of ways to tackle this one Tim Austin March 31, at 4: CPF Not authorized to spooled file. Simon Hutchinson November 13, at 1: