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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Tom Liotta January 26, at 4: The Java settings dialog box appears.

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TXT to download the file to the PC. You may be able to find away. Ron Deardorff March 26, at 8: To do this, we need to know the printer device type. Paul thank you bring this to my attention.

That is great to know. The trick is not in making the PDF out of the spool file, but in placing the resulting PDF in a network directory after the creation Modifying the physical file member and Rewriting the Spooled File.

Written by Simon Hutchinson at 4: The source physical file should be created with a record length at least 12 columns greater than the page width to accommodate 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. In my second example I am copying an existing spool file to my folder as a PDF file: Any thoughts you might have on this would be greatly appreciated.

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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 source physical file should be created using the Create Source Physical File CRTSRCPF command.

Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF

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Repeat Step 8 until all of the spooled files have been copied to the same physical file member. Now the input stream needs to be converted to a string so that a PDF can be created with that text:.

Post by Charles Wilt Post by Bill it possible spoolsd 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? We’re wanting to do this as cheaply as possible, since the.

Very helpful article Simon! I use this tool extensively to generate PDF instead of a spool file The function requires that product TS1 option 01 be available to use. Damiano February 20, at Sreedhar iSeries follower March 26, at 7: Contact and feedback Need support? Anonymous July 3, at 8: Miles Butler March 28, at TIFF files as well. Then using the getTransformedInputStream, the spool file contents will be transformed to the input stream.

Claudio Torres March 27, at 3: If it is not installed on your server ask your IBM i administrator to install: The method I am going to describe can only be used IBM i servers with either version 6.

Just using this way to generate PDF. Once all of the arguments are validated, establish a connection to the IBM i to access the spool file.


Press the F21 select assistance level key, and ensure that the assistance level is set to 2 intermediate.

If you would like to change your cookie settings at any time please view our privacy policy for additional information. For example, if the page width isuse the following command to create a source physical file with a record length ofsince an extra byte is not needed for the First Character Form Control FCFC: This is why I am looking to somehow archive the documents in their printed form, hence the interest in PDF.

Now the buffer has the spool file contents and we need to create the iText document object to store the contents of the spool iserids. Simon Hutchinson April 8, at 4: Bill Post by Walter Nasich look at this article http: The key to obtaining the correct transformed output from the spool file depends on the print parameter list. Now you should have a PDF generated with the spool file contents in the text format. The New Java package dialog appears.

Then move output to this printer queue. I cannot put my hand on my heart and say for sure as the servers I have access to only have the US-English character set. Anonymous November 13, at 9: These spool file attributes and the PDF apooled location and name will serve as the input arguments for the Java program. Correct the error and try the request again. The spooled file object has a function called getTransformedInputStream, which takes the print parameter list as input, transforms the spooled file contents based on those parameters and produces an input stream called PrintObjectTransformedInputStream.