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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Actually if 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. Line 3 assigned to channel 1 Line 15 assigned to channel 4. The assigned line number for channel 1 is line 1.
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Copy Spooled File (CPYSPLF)
Number Specify the system-assigned job number. Specifies the name of the system where the job that created the spooled file JOB parameter ran. I have using this since V5R4 and it still works in V7R1. Ben Leon March 26, at 9: Line The line number assigned for the channel number in the same list. To prevent “comment spam” all comments are moderated. Bar code data is lost.
I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file. Each assigned channel must have a corresponding line number to provide the correct positioning on a report.
As I have used the asterisk after the folder name the command displays all of the files in the folder:. Written by Simon Hutchinson at 4: Randall Ames March 31, at 8: Miles Butler March 28, at The newly copied data replaces all old data in the member because tto old records have been cleared. Specifies a user-defined physical database file to which the spooled records will be copied.
Update I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file.
There are also lots of commercial packages that can do this stuff for you automagically. Anonymous August 3, spol 7: But I have a problem. Simon Hutchinson November 13, at 1: If you can generate a spool file with Hebrew characters I do not see why this would not work. Specifies which print control characters if any are to replace the spooled file’s internal print control characters.
Simon Hutchinson February 20, at 4: Read this pyiscal file iserirs split the rows into columns. 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 The assigned channel values as specified on the command are as follows: From IBM’s Suport documents: 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?
You can learn more about t from the IBM web tl The 4-byte print control code is created. The assigned channel values as specified on the command are as follows:. Have you tried any of them? Graphics data is lost. Channel channel-number Specify which channels are used to control skipping on a report.
Simon Hutchinson March 26, at 9: Parameters Examples Error messages. In my second example I am copying an existing spool file to my folder as a PDF file: The licensed program code if different depending upon which iserkes your server is running: