Earlier we were using PDF creator software to convert spool files. laser printer connected to iSeries · Converting IPDS to AFPDS and getting. OVRPRTF FILE(BOLPRT) DEVTYPE(*AFPDS) PAGESIZE(11 + . Guys, anybody know how to convert the spool files to pdf in color. I discovered that the font we used on the overlay on the iseries is not supported in pdf. it possible to convert AFP spool files to PDFs for the purposes of archiving them ( creating some sort of index over them) without a) having InfoPrint for Iseries or.

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Anonymous October 7, at 2: Actually if you spooles define a printer emulation session and set the device to Microsoft PDF printer it’ll create a PDF that can be e-mailed.

IBM Systems Magazine – Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF

The licensed program code if different depending upon which release your server is running: This creates the Java package. These spool file attributes and the PDF file location and name will serve as the input arguments for the Java program. Right-click on your Java project and click Properties. This can be found by typing Option 8 attributes next to the spooled file, and pressing the Enter key.

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If the page width isuse the following command to create a physical file with a record length of bytes: The parameters that often need to be overridden include, but are not limited to, the following: Bob Schaefer March 28, at One oft-requested functionality is accessing the spool files iseriees a PDF in the Web browser. First, create an empty Java class that converts the spool qfpds to a PDF using your favorite editor.


Some people have reported that they cannot post a comment using certain computers and browsers. The nine arguments required for our Sieries class are:. We’re wanting to convedt this as cheaply as possible, since the. This takes you to the Work with Spooled File Attributes screen.

KJB March 27, at In my experience today the data seemed to “float” a little bit. I do not have access to a server with 6.

Concert Hutchinson November 13, at I am basically trying to determine whether pulling this data out through a static process will always find the data in the same place. In my second example I am copying an existing spool file to my folder as a PDF file: Just create a printer if you have client access and its print queue.

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The command to be used depends on the page width specified in the spooled file attributes. Simon Hutchinson August 27, at 7: Paul Putkowski March 27, at 3: I am using format SPFR to display just the raw data itself.

I ended up setting up a couple of the fields to be found based on using the SCAN opcode to find the same particular character immediately before the piece of data I was looking for. Anonymous November 13, at 9: This will copy the text of the spooled file as well as the First Character Form Control FCFC information, which is used to preserve the line and page breaks in the spooled file. The above post was dpooled describe how to create a PDF file from a spool file without human intervention, for example: I rely on viewing the list of licensed programs to see if it is there.

You wfpds be able to find away. Look to see the value specified for the Widththen use one of the following CRTPF commands to create a physical file to store the data from the spooled files. Not according to the web site it ain’t To prevent “comment spam” all comments are moderated.


Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF

Anonymous August 3, at 7: Now the buffer has the spool file contents and we need to create the iText document object to store the contents of the spool file. Any thoughts you might have on this would be greatly appreciated. Just a spoolrd – How if at all do I get it to convert Hebrew characters?

Since the intent is to copy a spooled file, modify the data in the spooled file, and then copy it back to a new spooled file, a source physical file sspooled be created using the Create Source Physical File CRTSRCPF command. If this is you feel free to use the Contact Form to send me the comment and I will post cinvert for you, please include the title of the post so I know which one to post the comment to.

Post by Bill Hello all Rodney Johnson Job name of the spool file that will be converted to the PDF. XXX to connect to the System i system. Edit or remove the text that you want. Before you can cinvert 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.

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