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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Press the F21 select assistance level key, and ensure that the assistance level is set to 2 intermediate. Markus During June 8, at 3: KJB March 27, at United States English English.

The following code shows the snippet that creates and sets the PrintParameterList to the default text-based transformation. None of the above, continue with my search.

Anonymous July 3, at 8: Just now reading this thread Bob Schaefer March 28, at Once all of the arguments are validated, establish a connection to the IBM i to access the spool file. Now you should have a PDF apds with the spool file contents in the text format. Using that file this worked. Right-click on your Java project and click Properties.

Use the Page Down key to scroll down 4 or 5 pages until you find the entry for Page size. Moti March 27, at 9: To prevent “comment spam” all comments are moderated.

Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF

Type option 8 attributes next to the spooled file and press the Enter key. Check here to start a new keyword search. I couldn’t see it either, but the fact is that it happened. This will cause the new spooled file to print in portrait instead of landscape.


Determine the job qualifier, file name, and spooled file number for this spooled file. Miles Butler March 28, at PrintObject class has the list of the attributes you can read for the spool file.

Converting AFP spool files to PDFs

But I don’t know of any way to call it outside of the iSeries Access for the Web product. Post by Walter Nasich look at this article http: All advice is appreciated! Post by Pjotr http: Then move output to this printer queue.

Need to incorporate along with traditional spool files.

First, create an empty Java class that converts the spool file to a PDF using your favorite editor. This is an example. I do not have access to a server with 6. If not install it. Repeat Step 8 until all of the spooled files have been copied to the same physical file member. The above post was to describe how to create a PDF file from a spool file without human intervention, for example: 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.

The following code demonstrates establishing connection to the IBM i and reading the spool file:. Simon Hutchinson October 7, at 2: Now add the contents of the buffer to the document.

I have a physical file with a record length on my box that I’ve been using to copy adpds files in for different reasons. For example, if the page width isuse the iseriees command to create a source physical file with a record length of Now the input stream needs to be converted to a string so that a PDF can be created with that text:. TXT to download the file to the PC.


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

Not according to the web site it ain’t 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. For more information, cknvert refer to the following document: Post by GB Free? If I could attach some screen prints’ I’d show you.

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. Name of the spool file that will be converted to the PDF. Moti April 1, at 8: The command to be used depends on the page width specified in the spooled file attributes.

Bob Cancilla March 26, at Anonymous November 13, at This creates the Java class and opens in the Java Editor. If the page width isuse the following command to create a physical file with a record length of bytes, since an extra byte is not needed for the First Character Form Control FCFC: