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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. OVRPRTF FILE(BOLPRT) DEVTYPE(*AFPDS) PAGESIZE(11 + . Guys, anybody know how to convert the spool files to pdf in color. I discovered that the font we used on the overlay on the iseries is not supported in pdf. 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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Claudio Torres March 27, at 3: The job qualifier, file name, and spooled file number are shown at the top of the Work with Spooled File Attributes screen.

IBM Toolbox for Java has several classes in the com. Location where the generated PDF file needs to be stored. The trick is not in making the PDF out of the spool file, but in placing vile resulting PDF in a network directory after the creation This creates the Java aafpds and opens in the Java Editor. Paul Putkowski March 27, at 3: I don’t want to see us throw good money after bad.

Creating PDF files from spool files | – From AS to IBM i

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. You may be able to find away.


During this process, many businesses want to use the existing code to reach the market faster. This will copy the text of the spooled file as well as the First Character Form Control FCFC information, which is used to preserve the line and page breaks in the spooled file. You can learn more about these from the IBM web site: Miles Butler March 28, at Moti April 1, at 8: To prevent “comment spam” all comments are moderated. Anonymous July 3, at 8: PrintObject class has the list of the attributes you can read for the spool file.

Just now reading this thread IBM Toolbox for Java is available as jt KJB March 27, at Now add the contents of the buffer to the document. I can pick out where my pertinent pieces of data are when I run the program in debug mode and look at the user space.

Charles Wilt 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. Tim Swearingen Post by Pjotr http: I am using format SPFR to display just the raw data itself.

Juan Dragone March 26, at 8: The method I am going to describe can only be used IBM i servers with either version 6. Press the F21 select assistance level key, and ensure that the assistance level is set to 2 intermediate.

Make sure you understand the format of the resulting PDF.


Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF

The source physical file should be created with a record length at least 13 columns greater than the page width to accommodate not only the First Character Form Control FCFC byte, but also the source sequence number which contains 6 bytes and the date which contains 6 bytes which exist on each line of text in the source physical file member. The key to obtaining the correct transformed output from the spool file depends on the print parameter list. In my experience today the data seemed to “float” a little bit.

I have checked and we have all ptf’s installed. Simon Hutchinson August 27, at 7: Bill Howie Required product option not available. Use the Page Down key to scroll down 4 or 5 pages until you find the entry for Page size. Is 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 b purchasing a third-party product to do it?

This opens the File Open dialog box. Simon Hutchinson November 13, at 1: One oft-requested functionality is accessing the spool files as a PDF in the Web browser.

For more information, refer to Example 7: Anonymous October 7, at 2: Display Object Links Directory.