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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Not according to the web site it ain’t User name of the spool file that will be converted to the PDF. Post by Pjotr http: I am basically trying to determine whether pulling this data out through a static process will always find the data in the same place.

Navigate to where you stored jt Use the Page Down key fiile scroll down 4 or 5 pages until you find the entry for Page size.

Converting AFP spool files to PDFs

But they tend to be more of an exact replica. Watson Product Search Search. After we create the font, use this code to create a com. Post by Bill Hello all Right-click on your Java project and click Properties.

I can pick out where my pertinent pieces of data are when I run the program in debug mode and spooed at the user space. For more information, please refer to the following document: Name of the spool file that will be converted to the PDF.

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Without this, the OVRPRTF command may not take effect at all which would result in losing all line and page breaks in the new spooled file. The following code shows the snippet that creates and sets the PrintParameterList to the default text-based transformation. XXX to connect to the System i system. I’ve seen a lot of discussion on wpooled topic and I have a question.

Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF

The spooled file object iserkes 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.

This extra byte will be used for a First Character Form Control or FCFC character which will preserve the line spacing and page breaks in the spooled file.

The key to obtaining the correct transformed output from the spool file depends on the print parameter list. Determine the job qualifier, file name, and spooled file number for this spooled file.

Check here to start a new keyword search. Any thoughts you might have on this would be greatly appreciated. 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. In my experience today the data seemed to “float” a little bit.

Click Java Build path link on the left-side navigator Figure We would like to be able to search the finished PDF for text if possible.

Post by Walter Nasich look at this article http: I am using format SPFR to display just the raw data itself. This can be found by typing option 8 attributes next to the spooled file and pressing the Enter key. These spool file attributes and the PDF file location and name will serve as the input arguments for the Java program. Post by Charles Wilt Post by Bill 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?

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It allows you to create PDFs from spool files. Document information More support afpfs This can be found by typing Option 8 attributes next to the spooled file, and pressing the Enter key.

The job qualifier, file name, and isfries file number are shown at the top of the Work with Spooled File Attributes screen. First, create an empty Java class that converts the spool file comvert a PDF using your favorite editor. 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: At this point, the first spooled file will have been copied to the physical file member.

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