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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Simon Hutchinson March 27, at 3: The Afpfs properties window appears. By using the iText PdfWriter, we pass the document object we just created and fileoutputstream we created during the input arguments to create the blank PDF file in the location specified.

Anonymous July 3, at 8: The spooled files can optionally be converted using a workstation customizing object, which coonvert the spooled file to be converted to other formats. This will cause the new spooled file to print in portrait instead of landscape. Simon Hutchinson October 7, at 2: Click OK Figure Tim Austin March 31, at 4: Newer Post Older Post Home.

For example, if the page width isuse the following command to create a source physical file with a record length of Anonymous November 13, at 1: Anonymous November 13, at Password for the user profile.

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IBM i Print Software version: Determine the job qualifier, file name, and spooled file number for this spooled file. Save the changes to afds source physical file member. I ended up setting up a couple of the fields to be found based on using the SCAN opcode to find the same particular character immediately before the piece of data I was looking for.


Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF

In the above example, the QSYSPRT system-supplied printer file is being overridden; however, no specific settings are being overridden. 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.

United States English English. Update I have received several wpooled informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a spool file to a PDF file. Some people have reported that they cannot post a comment using certain computers and browsers.

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Next use the following Copy Spooled File CPYSPLF command for the remaining spooled files to add them to the end of the existing physical file member, which combine all of the spooled files into a single physical file member: The key to obtaining the correct transformed output from the spool file depends on the print parameter list. Use the Page Down key to scroll down 4 or 5 pages until you find the entry for Page size.

This will take you to the Work with Spooled File Attributes screen. 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? Very helpful article Simon! Once the document object is created, we need to create the PDF file with the name and location as specified by the input arguments.


Converting AFP spool files to PDFs

Without sppooled, the OVRPRTF command may not take effect at all which would result in losing all line and page breaks in the afpsd spooled file. To do this, filw need to know the printer device type. I am using format SPFR to display just the raw data itself. Claudio Torres March 27, at 3: Miles Butler March 28, at This can be found by typing option 8 attributes next to the spooled file and pressing the Enter key. The nine arguments required for our Java class are:.

Required product option not available. In my second example I am copying an existing spool file to my folder as a PDF file: For more information, please refer to the following document: If the intent is to copy a spooled file, modify the data in the spooled file, and then copy it back to a convegt spooled file, then a source physical file should be created using the Create Source Physical File CRTSRCPF command.

Any thoughts you might have on this would be greatly appreciated. Repeat Step 8 until all of the spooled files have been copied to the same physical file member.

Type Option 8 attributes next to the spooled file, and press the Enter key.