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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Converting a spooled file to PDF

Find out the job qualifier, file name, and spooled file number for this spooled file. Use this value imb the spooled file create date and time parameter is to take precedence over the job system name when selecting a spooled file.

Enter the file extension that you want to convert automatically in the File extensions for automatic text file conversion text box and click Add.

I can verify the copy doesn’t work at V6R1, but you can circumvent that. User name Specify the user name that identifies the user profile under which the job is run. Optionally, you can transform the data to another format before writing the data. Modifying the physical file member and Rewriting the Spooled File.

IBM i: Converting a spooled file to PDF

Job name name Specify the name of the job that created the spooled file. 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.


I use this sequence: Then move output to this printer queue. The cpywplf program code if different depending upon which release your server is running: Check here to start a new keyword search.

There are many third party tools that lbm you to be able to convert a spool file to PDF, but how can I do it just using native IBM i features?

This allows the spooled file to be converted to other formats. The command to be used depends on the page width specified in the spooled file attributes. CPF Duplicate job names found.

Or, it can be made available to users through iSeries Access for Web or other application running within WebSphere. In this example I will save it to the document test.

This parameter is Unicode-enabled. Local Auxiliary storage pool. Type option 8 attributes next to the spooled file and press the Enter key.

The 4-byte print control code is created. I do not have access to a server with 6. Anonymous July 3, at 8: Creation date date Specify the date the spooled file was created. 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: Juan Dragone March 26, at 8: Check here to start a new keyword search.

If this is you feel free to use the Contact Form to send me the comment and I will post it for you, please include the title of the post so I know which one to post the comment to. For more information, refer to Example 7: This will cause the new spooled file to print in portrait instead of landscape. None of the above, continue with my search. Use this value when the job system name parameter or the spooled file create date and time parameter is to take precedence over the spooled file number when selecting a spooled file.


If the stream file does not exist, it is created. Simon Hutchinson October 7, at 2: CPF Not authorized to spooled file.

Anonymous October 7, at 2: Save the changes to the source physical file member. Paul thank you bring this to my attention. Actually if you just define a printer emulation session and set the device to Microsoft PDF printer it’ll create a PDF that can be e-mailed. Ben Leon March 26, at 9: The assigned line number for channel 1 is line 1.

Print lines that are all blank are not copied. I couldn’t see it either, but the fact is that it happened. Simon Hutchinson March 27, at 3: