ISERIES CONVERT SPLF PDFJune 21, 2020
How to convert result file to physical file? Software/Hardware used: As Asked : September 10, AM Last updated: October 25, PM. Any questions relating more to a PC type environment. This could be PC, Servers (both LINUX and WINDOWS). Convert your spool files to PDF just using functionality available in the IBM i operating system. No third part tools, just native functionality.
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I have times when a user will request that a report be emailed to them, rather than printed and sent to them via the inter company mail.
The easiest way would be to create a PDF file from the spool file and then email it to the requestor. 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? The method I am going to describe can only be used IBM i servers with either version 6.
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Before you can do what I will describe in this post you need to check if you have the necessary licensed program, Transform Services, installed congert your IBM i. I rely on viewing the list of licensed programs to see if it is there. The licensed program code if different depending upon which release your server is running:. In this example I will save it to the document test.
As I have used the asterisk after the folder name the command displays all of the files in the folder:. I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file.
The above post was to describe how to create a PDF file from a spool isereis without human intervention, for example: I use this tool extensively to generate PDF instead of a spool file Just using this way to generate PDF.
Copy Spooled File (CPYSPLF)
Thank you very much. Just a question – How if at all do I get it to convert Hebrew characters? If you can generate a spool file with Hebrew characters I do not see why this would not work.
I cannot put my hand on my heart and say for ssplf as the servers I have access to only have the US-English character set. I couldn’t see it either, but the fact is that it happened. If I dplf attach some screen prints’ I’d show you. I can verify the copy doesn’t work at V6R1, but you can circumvent that. I have a physical file with a record length on my box that I’ve been using to copy spool files in for different reasons.
Using that file this worked. Do you know what I need to do to make these available on the command? Paul thank you bring this to my attention.
IBM i: Converting a spooled file to PDF
All these posts are developed and tested on servers running IBM i 7. I do not have access to a server with 6. Just create a printer if you have client access and its print queue. Then move output to this printer queue. I have using this since V5R4 and it still works in V7R1. I use this sequence: 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 Converrt article is good to a created PDF.
Having a problem when I copy the spool file to pdf with overlay. I have izeries and we have all ptf’s installed. Just now reading this thread For IBM i 6. But I have a problem.
From IBM’s Suport documents: Required product option not available. The function requires that product TS1 option 01 be available to use.
Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF
Very helpful article Simon! That is great to know. TIFF files as well. Need to incorporate along with traditional spool files.
Have you tried what is suggested here 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. I am not so sure that would work in most scenarios I use this for as they are batch jobs that run as part of the night run.
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The licensed program code if different depending upon which release your server is running: Scroll through the list of programs to find the following this is from a 7. If it is not installed on your server ask your IBM i administrator to install: Display Object Links Directory. Correct the error and try the request again.
In my second example I am copying an existing spool file to my folder as a PDF file: You can learn more about these from the IBM web site: Update I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file.
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