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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Simon Hutchinson March 27, at 3: All my answers were extracted from the “Big Dummy’s Guide to the As” and I take no responsibility for any of them. This is a required parameter. The assigned line number for channel 1 is line 1.

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

Isfries this file does not exist at the time of the copy, the copy will iseriea. Simon Hutchinson August 27, at 7: How to convert a AS spool file report to a formatted excel sheet? Learn about this website’s comments policy here. Line 3 assigned to channel 1 Line 15 assigned to channel 4. Markus During June 8, at 3: Simon Hutchinson November 13, at 1: Use this value when the spooled file create date and time parameter is to take precedence over the job system name when selecting a spooled file.


Channel number refers to a method of determining skipping for reports.

IBM i: Converting a spooled file to PDF

Randall Ames March 31, at 8: Miles Butler March 28, at I have seen the examples posted. I have using this since V5R4 and it still works in V7R1.

The above post was to describe how to create a PDF file from a spool file without human intervention, for example: The licensed program code if different depending upon which release your server is running:. Simon Hutchinson October 7, at 2: The assigned channel tile as specified on the command are as follows:.

Tom Liotta January 26, at 4: February 11th, Required product option not available. 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. Specifies the date and time the spooled file was created. In this example I will save it to the document test.


Paul thank you bring this to my attention. Ron Deardorff March 26, at 8: CPF Not authorized to spooled file.

Converting a spooled file to PDF

Also check out this article which discusses how to copy spool files to your PC via Operations Navigator: Simon Hutchinson February 20, at 4: Have you tried iserries of them? Very helpful article Simon! Each assigned channel must have a corresponding line number to provide the correct positioning on a report.

You can learn more about these from the IBM web site: Juan Dragone March 26, at 8: In my second example I am copying an existing spool file to my folder as a PDF file: CPF Copy request failed. User name Specify the user name that identifies the user profile under which the job donvert run. Where allowed to run: