Earlier we were using PDF creator software to convert spool files. laser printer connected to iSeries · Converting IPDS to AFPDS and getting. Hello,. I did not like the first solution I found–the Get Spooled File (QSPGETSP) API. QSPGETSP is plenty capable of reading an AFPDS. 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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None of the above, continue with my search. Now you should have a PDF generated with the spool file contents in the text format.

Converting AFP spool files to PDFs

In the above example, the QSYSPRT system-supplied printer file is being overridden; however, no specific settings are being overridden. We’re wanting to do this as cheaply as possible, since the conversion of the invoices over to AFP is allowing us to get rid of of another software package. The command to be used depends on the page width specified in the spooled file attributes. To do this, we need to know the printer device type. I’ve seen a lot of discussion on this topic and I have a question.

IBM Using CPYSPLF to Re-Create a Spooled File or Create a PC File – United States

Once all of the arguments are validated, establish a connection to the IBM i to access the spool file. Bill Post by Walter Nasich look at this article http: First, we covert to read the spool file contents into a Java IO input stream.

It might be cheaper in the long run to simply buy a third party product. This takes you to the Work with Spooled File Attributes screen. Post by Charles Wilt Post by Bill 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 b purchasing a third-party product to do it? This opens converh File Open dialog box.


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. Job name of the spool file that will be converted to the PDF. Rodney Johnson Post by Walter Nasich look at this article http: All advice is appreciated! PrintObject class has the list of the attributes you can read for the spool file.

This is why I am looking to somehow archive the documents in their printed form, hence the interest in PDF. 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.

This is an example. If you would like to change your cookie settings at any time please view our privacy policy for additional information. Once the document object is created, we need to create the PDF file with the name and location as specified by the input arguments. January by Kalyani Yerra. The key to obtaining the correct transformed output from the spool file depends on the print parameter list.

Walter Nasich First, you will need to create a physical file with a record length 1 greater than the record length of convsrt spooled file. Use the Page Down key to scroll down 4 or 5 pages until you find the entry for Page size. Then using the getTransformedInputStream, the spool file contents will be transformed to the input stream. The source physical file should be created with a record length at least 13 columns greater than the page width to accommodate not only the First Character Form Control FCFC byte, but also the source sequence number which contains 6 bytes and the date which contains 6 bytes which exist on each line of text in the source physical file member.

This adds the external. But they tend to be more of an exact replica.

Modifying the physical file member and Rewriting the Spooled File. User name of the spool file that will be converted to the PDF. This creates the Java class and opens in the Java Editor. This extra byte will be used for a First Character Form Control or FCFC character which will preserve the line spacing and page breaks in the spooled file.


Job number of the spool file that will be converted to the PDF. I don’t want to see us throw good money after bad. Location where the generated PDF file needs to be stored.

Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF

During this process, many businesses want to use the existing code to reach the market faster. Click Java Build path link on the left-side navigator Figure TXT to download the file to the PC.

Bill Howie In my experience today the data seemed to “float” a little bit. Iseris out the job qualifier, file name, and spooled file number for this spooled file. We currently have the LaserVault software aafpds for our archiving and have converted our invoices over to using an AFP overlay. These spool file attributes and the PDF file location and name will serve as the input arguments for the Java program.

XXX to connect to the System i system. The spooled files can optionally be converted using a workstation customizing object, which allows the spooled file to be converted to other formats.

It allows you to create PDFs from spool files. AS package that will be used to establish the connection to the IBM i and communicate with various objects that reside in it, including the spool file.

We use cookies to optimize your visit to our website. Create a physical file using the CRTPF command with a record length equal to the record length of the spooled file. 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.