Use the Copy Spooled File (CPYSPLF) command. Use the TOFILE(*TOSTMF) parameter to indicate that you want to copy the spooled file to a stream file. OSP-CLPRV-CMPL-MSGCPD CPYSPLF COMMAND IN QSYSV7R1M0 LIBRARY ON OS R AND R SYSTEMS DOES NOT. The Copy to Tape (CPYTOTAP), and the Copy from Tape (CPYFRMTAP) commands access remote VSAM data sets defined to a CICS system.

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Specifies which print control characters if any are to replace the spooled file’s internal print control characters. 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? Local Auxiliary storage pool.

When you copy a spooled file to a physical file, certain information is lost or changed. Update I have received several communications informing me that you can use the Operation Navigator to convert a cypsplf file to a PDF file. Optionally, you can transform the data to another format before writing the data. Number Specify the system-assigned job number.

Converting a spooled file to PDF

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Press the F21 select assistance level key and make sure that the assistance level is set to 2 intermediate. Workstation customizing object name name Specify the name of the customizing object. Randall Ames March 31, at 8: Having a ccpysplf when I copy the spool file to pdf with overlay.

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This takes you to the Work with Spooled File Ibbm screen. Miles Butler March 28, at This can be found by typing option 8 attributes next to the spooled file and pressing the Enter key. Above article is good to a created PDF. IBM i Print Software version: Using that file this worked.

I have a physical file with a record length on my box that I’ve been using to copy spool files in for different reasons. 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. Email Required, but never shown.

Job name Name Qualifier 2: Sign imb using Facebook. Use this value when the spooled file create date and time parameter is to take precedence over the job system name when selecting a spooled file.


Bob Schaefer March 28, at Anonymous November 13, at 9: Note that you can specify the same stream file as both the source and the destination to overwrite the original with the converted data. Create a physical file using the CRTPF command with a record length equal to the record length of the cpsplf file.

Save the changes to the source physical file member. In this example I will save it to the document test.

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To data base file name Specify the file name of the physical file to receive the copy. Sign up using Email and Password. Ron Deardorff March 26, at 8: None of the above, continue with my search.