This allows the first character to be used as a control character so that you can convert the contents of the physical file back to a spool file and. Physical files don’t convert to spooled files. However, you can generate a spooled file from a physical file. RUNQRY QRYFILE(. On iSeries, instead of transferring a spool file to an Excel spreadsheet, use the CPYTOIMPF command to create a CVS text file that can be easily loaded into.

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Need to incorporate along with traditional spool files. Validation of e-mail addresses As a rule all MMAIL e-mail commands perform validation of the e-mail addresses sender and receivers and if an error is found, the message is not sent.

IBM i: Converting a spooled file to PDF

CoolSpools takes the data straight from your System i spool files and converts it to Excel. Well, the good news is that you can!

But, it’s the most basic format you can output to get a matrix of stuff out. Otherwise a blank message is sent.

Just now reading this thread February 11th, Spooling is a function of your computer system that saves data for later processing or printing. I use this tool extensively to generate PDF instead of a spool file Moti March 27, at 9: Post as a guest Name.

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As I have used the asterisk after the folder name the command displays all of the files in the spook. We have a requirement, where in the AS spool file fike needs to be converted to a formatted excel sheet and mailed to the respective people.


The character set UTF-8 is used. Here are the differences: Important note on commands In order to be properly executed, all the following commands need the MMAIL library or its clone library be in the job library list. Please note that options A, B, C and D will never show on the above system command screens. But I rarely see any point in opening a spooled file in Excel or in Calc or any other spreadsheet program.

Additional Parameters Replace object. You receive the screen in Figure A4 icons are explained later on:. Logging program messages 0. That needs to be done manually when I open the file. So forget those mundane tasks — leave it all to CoolSpools. Sending the PDFs by email. This is how you perform the set up: Press button “work with distribution lists” to receive the screen in Figure A Spooled Files Actions System i release 6. The length of the records in the spooled file is used for the length of the records in the PC document.

I dont know about CSV file. This command allows to select the granularity of the joblog messages collect MMAIL “trace” messages on a physical file. C – Convert a spooled file to a. Markus During June 8, at 3: A conversion to PDF option is available at single spooled file level. convetr

Converting a spooled file to PDF

E-mail address – E-mail address of a recipient Note: After converting spool to Excel, you might need to format the document with color, borders, fonts or conditional spoll. In doing this you may face some major difficulties: You receive the following screen:. You may specify up to 20 recipients. Show the e-mail addresses contained in a given distribution list. Impromptu msg with attach. Ffile a service user profile You may also send e-mail messages from a service e-mail address by specifying such e-mail address in the SDD entry of a given user profile.


In this case, if the required information cannot be retrieved from the system distribution directory entry for the current user profile, an escape message is issued. Simon Hutchinson November 13, at 1: MMAIL provides a command to do that, though the result may have problems in fitting the available paper sizes.

Up to 60 characters can be specified.

In such a case: Convert a stream file Since my current directory is mapped to a network drive in my PC, I can then simply open the file in LibreOffice Calc no need for Excel here. This ultimately saves your time and money by moving your business away from paper-based documents and by distributing information via electronic formats. Character set UTF-8 is used.

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