A module for the IBM i (AS, iSeries) that enables you an easy conversion of print spool files from the IBM i to XML flies. – Spool to XML in seconds!. 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. 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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Using that file this worked. 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 on your IBM i. I have checked and we have all ptf’s installed. 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.

If this is you feel free to use the Contact Form to send me the comment and I will post it for you, please include the title of the post so I know which one to post the comment to. Each assigned channel must have a corresponding line number to provide the correct positioning on a report.

CPF Necessary resource not available. That is great to know.

Just using this way slool generate PDF. Newer Post Older Post Home. Specifies a list of channel numbers with their assigned line numbers. Markus During June 8, at 3: There are still many organisations worldwide where vast amounts of reports are produced and printed out on printers and then manually analysed and distributed to the appropriate staff.

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Ron Deardorff March 26, at 8: Home Posts tagged “spool file converter”.

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Convert IBM i | AS/400 | iSeries print files into XML

This is a required parameter. This parameter is considered after the job name, user name, job number, spooled foles name, and spooled file number parameter requirements have been met.

Do you know what I need to do to make these available on the command? Job name JOB Specifies the job that created the spooled file whose data records are to be copied.

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?

And remember, CoolSpools software is created by Ariadne Software, well-established global experts in providing System i solutions — so you can trust it to be reliable as well as powerful. Posted on April 24, at 9: The only valid values for this parameter are 1 through Use this value when the spooled file create date and time parameter is to take precedence over the job system name when selecting a spooled file.

Simon Hutchinson November 13, at Steve Coyle April 22, at 1: The function requires that product TS1 option 01 be available to use.

Converting a spooled file to PDF

You might currently extract separate sections of the data created on your system to send to different departments or individuals. Simon Hutchinson April 8, at 4: Job name name Specify the name of the job that created the spooled file. Bob Schaefer March 28, at Channel number refers to a xs400 of determining skipping for reports. It helps you give your users and customers the right information, at the right time, and, just as importantly, in the right format.


CoolSpools can even split your System i Excel files into multiple different files based on criteria you specify — then send your System i Excel files to multiple recipients. I have a physical file with a record length on my box that I’ve fipes using to copy spool files in for different reasons.

CPF Duplicate job names found. I have received several communications informing me that you can fies the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file. Graphics data is lost.

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Anonymous July 3, at 8: Posted on September 30, at 8: Above article is good to a created PDF. Simon Hutchinson February 20, at 4: Channel channel-number Specify which channels are used to control skipping on a report.

CoolSpools can do all of this and more — as well as formatting the output in a way that suits you. Paul thank you bring this to my attention.