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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The command to be used depends on the page width specified in the spooled file attributes. First, you will need to create a physical file with a record length 1 greater than the record length of the spooled file. Post by Walter Nasich look at this article http: Number of the spool file that will be converted to the PDF.
The New Java package dialog appears. Post by GB Free? But I don’t know of any way to call it outside of the iSeries Access for the Web product. User name of the spool file that will be converted to the PDF. Any thoughts you might have on this would be greatly appreciated. This adds the external. At this point, the first spooled file will have been copied to the physical file member.
Charles Wilt Press the F21 select assistance level key, and ensure that the assistance level is set to 2 intermediate. I don’t want to see us throw good money after bad. Modifying the iserries file member and Rewriting the Spooled File.
All advice is appreciated! Post by Bill Hello all This creates the Java package.
Converting AFP spool files to PDFs
Is 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? PrintObject class has the list of the attributes you can read for the spool file. We currently have the LaserVault software package for our archiving and have converted our invoices over to using an AFP overlay.
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. Job number of the spool file that will be converted to the PDF. Without this, the OVRPRTF command may not take effect at all ieries would result in losing all line and page breaks in the new spooled file.
Navigate to where you stored jt This takes you to the Iserues with Spooled File Attributes screen. Find out the job qualifier, file name, and spooled file number for this spooled file. Contact and feedback Need support?
Bill Howie Watson Product Search Search. I’ve seen a lot of discussion on this topic and I have a question.
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 Cobvert Form Control FCFC: It might be cheaper in the long run to simply buy a third party product.
The spooled files can optionally be converted using sooled workstation customizing object, which allows the spooled file to be converted to other formats. If the page width isuse the following command ffile create a physical file with a record length of bytes: The job qualifier, file name, and spooled file number are shown at the top of the Work with Spooled File Attributes screen. IBM i Print Software version: When creating the iText document object, we can define our margins for the PDF document or accept the default margins.
Converting an IBM i Spool File to a PDF
IBM Toolbox fiel Java is available as jt The parameters that often need to be overridden include, but are not limited to, the following: Bill Post by Walter Nasich look at iseres article http: 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. Type option 8 attributes next to the spooled file and press the Enter key. Type the name of your Java package and click Finish Figure 8.