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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Convert IBM i | AS/400 | iSeries print files into XML

I can verify the copy doesn’t work at V6R1, but you can circumvent that. Specifies a user-defined physical database file to which the spooled records will be copied. Markus During June 8, at 3: I have a physical file with a record length on my box that I’ve convsrt using to copy spool files in for different reasons. The function requires that product TS1 option 01 be available to use. The 4-byte print control code is created. CPF Member not added.

IBM i: Converting a spooled file to PDF

The easiest way would be to create a PDF file from the spool file and then email it to the requestor. Other values up to 12 repetitions Element 1: If this member does not exist, a member is created and the copy continues.

This value is not allowed for spooled files which exist on primary or secondary auxiliary storage pools.


The FCFC 1-byte print control character is used and takes advantage of the assigned channel values in formatting the output. Simon Hutchinson August 27, at 7: Bob Cancilla March 26, at 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 I have times when a user will request cile a report be emailed to them, rather than printed and sent to them via the inter company mail.

Have you tried what is suggested here I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file. Just using this way to generate PDF. I have been building all of my reports with 3 options The newly copied data is added to data existing in the member.

Paul thank you bring this to my attention. Read this pyiscal file and split the rows into columns. Lots of ways to tackle this one Before you can do what I conevrt describe in this post you need to check if you have the necessary licensed program, Transform Services, installed on your IBM i.

Tim Austin March 31, at 4: Dear all, Hope evry1 is doing great When you copy a spooled file to a physical file, certain information is lost or changed. Tom Liotta January 26, at 4: Having a problem when I copy the spool file to pdf with overlay.

Converting a spooled file to PDF

Written by Simon Hutchinson at 4: Then move output to this printer queue. Sreedhar iSeries follower March 26, at 7: The only valid values for this parameter are 1 through Simon Hutchinson November 13, at The assigned channel values as specified on the command are as follows:.


Ron Deardorff March 26, at 8: CPF Not authorized to spooled file. This parameter is considered after the job name, user as00, job number, spooled file name, spooled file number, and job system name parameter requirements have been met.

To prevent “comment spam” all comments are moderated. Above article is good to a created PDF. Sopol 27th, This option may be useful for microfiche production. Simon Hutchinson November 13, at 1: This is a required parameter. CPF Cannot convert spooled file data. If you can generate a spool file with Hebrew characters I do not see why this would not work.

Have you tried any of them? Today’s Posts Member List Calendar. I have checked and we have all ptf’s installed. Do you know what I need to do to make these available on the command? As I have used the asterisk after the folder name the command displays all of the files in the folder:. Learn about this website’s comments policy here. The assigned line number for channel 1 is line 1.