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. AS/ Spool Files Physical files don’t convert to spooled files. The RUNQRY command can print records from a physical file with very little. 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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The FCFC 1-byte print control character is used and takes advantage of the assigned channel values in formatting spolo output. Add to your Watched Users.

If you have multiple pages, you can use the PDF Splitter too split every pages, and then use the “concatenate” option in a Send to Folder to concatenate the pages together. X Forms to PlanetPress 4.

It mimics some of the functionality found in PlanetPress Workflow. Creation date Date Element 2: When you copy a spooled file to a physical file, certain information is lost or changed. Channel 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Element 2: To data base file name Specify the file name of the physical file hoe receive the copy. Specifies a list of channel numbers with their assigned line numbers. Switch to Threaded Mode. Bar code data is fjle. Qualified job name Optional Qualifier 1: Hi Andy, It all depends on what format your data comes in.

Creation date date Specify the date the spooled file was created. Other values up to 12 repetitions Element 1: Specifies the sppol and time the spooled file was created.

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Converting a spooled file to PDF

You are not a400 in. X Forms to PlanetPress 5. If this file does not exist at the time of the copy, the copy will fail. Is it use for capture inputted spool data? CPF Cannot convert spooled file data. Can it converts captured data into conevrt format? The only valid values for this parameter are 1 through Channel number refers to a method of determining skipping for reports. Thank you very much! Concert to capture jobs automatically, you must use PlanetPress Workflow.

When I need to design the form by planetperss design, I must convert the report into text files, and then I can load the text file by data selector sample data file in planetpress design, so I can base on the format of report to do. Andy OL Guru Registered: This parameter is considered after the job name, user name, job number, spooled file name, spooled file number, and job system name parameter requirements have been met.

Copy Spooled File (CPYSPLF)

You should try it, it may help you get rid of your current unstable tool I hope this helps. Job name name Specify the name of the job that created the spooled file.

Line The line number assigned for the channel number in the same list. The newly copied data is added to data existing in the member. Parameters Examples Error messages. Below are the options you have as far as converting to text goes: Use this value when the job system name parameter or the spooled file create date and time parameter is to take precedence over the spooled file number when selecting a spooled file.


CPF Not authorized to spooled file. Specifies the name of the system where the job that created the spooled file JOB parameter ran. So if that’s what you have you can usually see the word “EMF” in the first line if you open it with a spool editor The 4-byte print control code is created.

IBM i: Converting a spooled file to PDF

This option may be useful for microfiche production. Specifies a user-defined physical database file to which the spooled records will be copied. Where allowed to run: You may be able to convert to a plain text format simply with a Create File and making use of data selections and maybe splitters if it’s in a format that’s easy to use like XML, CSV, etc Channel channel-number Specify which channels are used to control skipping on a report.

If this member does not exist, a member is created and the copy continues. These are pretty much your options for conversion of different type of files to plain text format.

If you fi,e some ti of binary file, convery non-readable PCL file, you will not be able to natively convert it to plain text, and may have to use an external program to do it.