Any questions relating more to a PC type environment. This could be PC, Servers (both LINUX and WINDOWS). Prepare the SAVF a. On a PC, open IBM System i Access for Windows. b. Start a session with the AS/ server where spool file to be exported is located. c. Assuming you’re correct and that the program creates a spool file Sounds like it’s being sent to a printer automatically. By default, once a.

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By default, once a spool file is printed it gets deleted from the system. There are also lots of commercial packages that ss400 do this stuff for you automagically. Andy OL Guru Registered: Switch to Threaded Mode.

And I said that our seller provide a tool called ‘Qprint’, this tool is written by them. X Forms to PlanetPress 5.

IBM i: Converting a spooled file to PDF

I would recommend testing out both parts separately before you merge them into a single program. Technote troubleshooting Problem Abstract Often times the customer does not have Navigator installed, so it makes it difficult to get a spooled file to the PC to e-mail or send to our FTP servers. When I need to design the form tl 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 xplf format of report to do.


Sourcecode to open a file. Andy, In answer to your questions: I have been looking around but I sppf found a small code to start from there, I been searching around and haven’t found anything close.

spkf Rehan Zameer 4 1. After compiling the programs in RPG i want to do the testing. Despite the misleading error message, it was an authorization problem.

Assuming you’re correct and that the program creates a spool file 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 United States English English.

There are many different ways to go about this. Hi Andy, It all depends on what format your data comes in. Sign up using Facebook. Today’s Posts Member List Calendar. The AS spool report is generated. You must remember what your physical file splg is. Can it converts captured data wplf text format?

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. What are you expecting to a400 in a spooled file?

Contact and feedback Need support? Is it use for capture inputted spool data?

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We have a requirement, where in the AS spool file report needs to be converted to a formatted excel sheet and mailed to the respective people.

Converting a spooled file to PDF

At the end, you can put those together. If you have some sort of binary file, or 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. Sign up using Email and Password. Then I can based on the text files to design the form in planetpress design. I’m not sure about AS, but spld system z there is typically an FTP service that can be used to retrieve job spool files.

From that point, you can grab the file from that shared IFS directory in C. Open a command prompt from your PC. Resolving the problem Often times the customer does not have Navigator installed, aa400 it makes it difficult to get a spooled file to the PC to e-mail or send splv our FTP servers.

Are you using anything from C to call AS programs currently? Once you know the options, you’ll be better equipped to figure out how to handle the problem in C.