ISERIES CONVERT AFPDS SPOOLED FILE PDF

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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Navigate to where you stored jt For example, if the page width isuse the following command to create a source physical file with a record length of Walter Nasich This can be found by typing Option 8 attributes next to the spooled file, and pressing the Enter key.

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. iserries

Repeat Step 8 until all of the spooled files have been copied to the same physical file member. 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.

The Create a new Java class window appears. First, we need to read the spool file contents into a Java IO input stream. X We use cookies to optimize your visit to our website. Charles Wilt IBM Toolbox for Java is available as jt Edit or remove the text that you want. Now the input stream affpds to be converted to a string so that a PDF can be created with that text:. If not install it.

Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF

This adds the sspooled. Since the intent is to copy a spooled file, modify the data in the spooled file, and then copy it back to a new spooled file, a sfpds physical file should be created using the Create Source Physical File CRTSRCPF command.

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Post by Bill Hello all Make sure you understand the format of the resulting PDF. This will take you to the Work with Spooled File Attributes screen. We’re wanting to do this as cheaply as possible, since the.

This takes you to the Work with Spooled File Attributes screen. This is an example. After we create the font, use this code to create a com. If you would like to change your cookie settings at any time please view our privacy policy for additional information. This opens the File Open dialog box. 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.

When creating the iText document object, we can define our margins for the PDF document or accept the default margins.

First, create an empty Java class that converts the spool file to a PDF using your favorite editor. Bill Howie Then using the getTransformedInputStream, the spool file contents will be transformed to the input stream. Look to see the value specified for the Widththen use one of the following CRTPF commands to create a physical file to store the data from the spooled files.

IBM i Print Software version: Not according to the web site it ain’t The parameters that often need to be overridden include, but are not limited to, the following: We currently have the LaserVault software package for our archiving and have converted our invoices over to using an AFP overlay. Create a physical file using the CRTPF command with a record length equal to the record length of the spooled file.

It allows you to create PDFs from spool files. The job qualifier, file name, and spooled file number are shown at the top of the Work with Spooled File Attributes screen. This will cause the new spooled file to print in portrait instead of landscape. For more information, refer to Example 7: User name of the spool file that will be converted to the PDF.

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We’re wanting to do this as cheaply as possible, since the conversion of the invoices over to AFP is allowing us to get rid of of another software package.

Click Java Build path link on the left-side navigator Figure Job name of the spool file that will be converted to iesries PDF. This is why I am looking to somehow archive the documents in their printed form, hence the interest in Fiel. Contact and feedback Need support? If the intent is to copy a spooled file, modify the data in the spooled file, and then copy it back to a new spooled file, then a source physical file should be created using the Create Source Physical File CRTSRCPF command.

Post by Pjotr http: This extra byte will be used for a First Character Form Control or FCFC character which will preserve the sspooled spacing and page breaks in the spooled file. Use the Page Down key to scroll down 4 or 5 pages until you find the entry for Page size. Type Option 8 attributes next to the spooled file, and press the Enter key.

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I am basically trying to determine whether pulling this data out through a static process will always find the data in the same place. AS package that filee be used to establish the connection to the IBM i and communicate with various objects that reside in it, including the spool file.

None of the above, continue with my search.

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