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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Print
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 15, 2016

New API with ability to convert/copy spoolfiles into XML file.

Create a new API that can take a specified spoolfile and convert it into a XML file (with defined IFS location).
XML format should be
- report - Parent/root
- - meta - meta information via DSPSPLFA
- - pages - parent for all pages
- - - - page - individual page
- - - - - - line - individual line (even if it is empty), maintaining spacing.


Use Case:

To be greatly used in a spoolfile conversion too (PDF, DOC, etc)


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 30, 2020

    .It is unlikely we could follow your format for *AFPDS files, as the line information would be hard determine consistently once spooled. The format could be applied to *SCS spooled files.

  • Guest
    Dec 17, 2018

    IBM has received the requirement and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.

  • Guest
    Jan 5, 2017

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Print
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - ISV (Independent Software Vendor)

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Other
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - ISV (Independent Software Vendor)