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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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Type the name of your Java package and click Finish Figure 8. Save the changes to the source physical file member.

All advice is appreciated! Rodney Johnson spoiled January by Kalyani Yerra. This is why I am looking to somehow archive the documents in their printed form, hence the interest in PDF. Find out the job qualifier, file name, and spooled file number for this spooled file. In my experience today the data seemed to “float” a little bit. I don’t want to see us throw good money after bad.

This creates the Java class and opens in the Java Editor. User name of the spool file that will be converted to the PDF.

Not according to the web site it ain’t But I don’t know of any way to call it outside of the iSeries Access for the Web product. I can pick out where my pertinent pieces of iiseries are when I run the program in debug mode and look at the user space.


The command to be used depends convrrt the page width specified in the spooled file attributes. Bill Post by Walter Nasich look at this article http: This extra byte will be used for a First Character Form Control or FCFC character which will preserve the afprs spacing and page breaks in the spooled file.

Or, it can be made available to users through iSeries Access for Web or other application running within WebSphere. First, you will need to create a physical file with a record length 1 greater than the record length of the spooled file.

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

For example, if the page width isuse the following command to create a source physical file with a record length ofsince an extra byte is iiseries needed fipe the First Character Form Control FCFC: 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.

It might be cheaper in the long run to simply buy a third party product.

After we create the font, use this code to create a com. One oft-requested functionality is accessing the spool files as a PDF in the Web browser. Then using the getTransformedInputStream, the spool file contents will be transformed to the input stream.

Type Option 8 attributes next to the spooled file, and press the Enter key. The spooled fule can optionally be converted using a workstation customizing object, which allows the spooled file to be converted to other formats. TXT to download the file to the PC.


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Converting AFP spool files to PDFs

I am using format SPFR to display just the raw data itself. Now you should have a PDF generated with the spool file contents conevrt the text format.

Modifying the physical file member and Rewriting the Spooled File. Document information More support for: 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. For example, if the page width isuse the following command to create a source physical file with a record length of At this point, the first spooled file will have been copied to the physical file member.

Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF

I am basically trying to determine whether pulling this data out through a static process will always find the data in the same place. To do iserise, we need to know the printer device type. Now the input stream needs to be converted to a string so that a PDF can be created with that text:.

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The key to obtaining the correct transformed output from the spool file depends on the print parameter list. Edit or remove the text that you want.