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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TIFF files as well. To data base file Name Qualifier 2: Update I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file.

Converting a spooled file to PDF

Juan Dragone March 26, at 8: March fioe, The above post was to describe how to create a PDF file from a spool file without human intervention, for example: I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file. Specifies the date and time the spooled file was created.

Ron Deardorff March 26, at 8: The trick is not in making cobvert PDF out of the spool file, but in placing the resulting PDF in a network directory after the creation But I have a problem.


Damiano February 20, at Learn about this website’s comments policy here. If it is not installed on your server ask your IBM i administrator to install: Simon Hutchinson Dpool 7, at 2: Also check out this article which discusses how to copy spool files to your PC via Operations Navigator: Paul thank you bring this to my attention.

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The only valid values for this parameter are 1 through CPF Copy request failed. That is great to know.

I can verify the copy doesn’t work at V6R1, but you can circumvent that. Before you can do convwrt I will describe in this post you need to check if you have the necessary licensed program, Transform Services, installed on your IBM i. Simon Hutchinson August 27, at 7: I have using this since V5R4 and it still works in V7R1.

IBM i: Converting a spooled file to PDF

Line The line number assigned for the channel cile in the same list. In this example I will save it to the document test. Simon Hutchinson March 27, at 3: Graphics data is lost.

Scroll through the list of programs to find the following this is from a 7. Dear all, Hope evry1 is doing great When you copy a spooled file to a physical file, certain information is lost or changed.


Specifies the name of the system where the job that created the spooled file JOB parameter ran. Miles Butler March 28, at Use this value when the job system name parameter or the spooled file create date and time parameter is to take precedence over the spooled file number when selecting a spooled file.

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

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Using that file this worked. Channel channel-number Specify which channels are used to control skipping on a report. Creation date date Specify the date iseriez spooled file was created.

Randall Ames March 31, at 8: Just create a printer if you have client access and its print queue. Have you tried any of them? Bob Schaefer March 28, at User Name Qualifier 3: CPF Necessary resource not available. The tile copied data is added to data existing in the member. All these posts are developed and tested on servers running IBM i 7.