## AS/400 Supress Form feed and Carriage return Characters for spool file

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Spool files
Does anyone know how to supress form feed and Carriage return charcters in a print file. I am sending a Spool file to a wintel server for data input. When I display the spool file I don't see any of these special characters. However, when the wintel server gets the file, these special characters are present. This is causing problems for the software that resides on the Wintel server. Any thoughts in how I can supress these chracters? Thanks, Eamon

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Hi,

A simple way is to create a file with the same length of the print file – CRTPF FILE(QTEMP/SPLF) RCDLEN(132) – then do CPYSPLF FILE(xxx) TOFILE(QTEMP/SPLF) JOB(12345/RICK/RICKSJOB). This creates a file from the spool file without any control characters. You will get blank lines, which you can remove pretty easily. Then send that file instead of the spool file.

Rick

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• It would be useful to know how you are 'sending' the spool file to the Wintel system. Please detail the steps involved.
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• Diac, thank for the feedback. We are coummunicating to the wintel sever through an outq pointing to to a network wintel server. Below is an example of the outq definition. I hope this helps clarify the problem. Queue: LATFAXSND Library: QUSRSYS Status: Writer active . . . . . . . . . . . : Y Writer name(s) if active . . . . . . : LATFAXSND Output queue held . . . . . . . . . : N Maximum spooled file size: Number of pages . . . . . . . . . . : *NONE Starting time . . . . . . . . . . . : Ending time . . . . . . . . . . . . : Writers to autostart . . . . . . . . . : 1 Display any file . . . . . . . . . . . : *YES Job separators . . . . . . . . . . . . : 0 Operator controlled . . . . . . . . . : *YES Order of files on queue . . . . . . . : *FIFO Data queue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : *NONE Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Queue: LATFAXSND Library: QUSRSYS Authority to check . . . . . . . . . . : *DTAAUT Remote system . . . . . . . . . . . . : SSCCFAX Remote printer queue . . . . . . . . . : LATFAXSND Queue for writer messages . . . . . . : QSYSOPR Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : *LIBL Connection type . . . . . . . . . . . : *IP Destination type . . . . . . . . . . . : *OTHER Host print transform . . . . . . . . . : *YES Manufacturer type and model . . . . . : *WSCST Workstation customizing object . . . . : ESKERFAX Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : QGPL Image configuration . . . . . . . . . : *NONE Destination options . . . . . . . . . : *NONE Print separator page . . . . . . . . . : *YES User defined option . . . . . . . . . : *NONE User defined object: Object . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : *NONE Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Object type . . . . . . . . . . . . : User driver program . . . . . . . . . : *NONE Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Spooled file ASP . . . . . . . . . . . : *SYSTEM More...
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• One option is to copy the spool file to a DB2 file (CPYSPLF) with CTLCHAR(*NONE ). This will strip off the forms control character, leaving just the data in the report in your physical file.
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• DearEamon60,
I have the same problem when I try to print spool AS400 file over xerox printer. Can you help me?
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• I have the same problem when I try to print spool AS400 file over xerox printer.

It's not clear what you mean by the "same problem". Sending to a spooler queue on a Wintel server won't be the same as sending to a Xerox printer.

Please describe the problem that you are having. Include the method you're using to send the file as well as any definitions that describe the printer, e.g., the device description.

Tom

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• I have Outq, its name is AXEROX. I do the following:
wrksplf
Change (2) and write over command line
outq(AXEROX)

Then, I find my spool file over Xeror Unix erver, but it include special charcters of form feed and this is escape empty pages when printing.
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• My OUTQ Description as follow:

Status:
Writer active  . . . . . . . . . . . :   Y
Writer name(s) if active . . . . . . :   AXEROX
Output queue held  . . . . . . . . . :   N
Maximum spooled file size:
Number of pages  . . . . . . . . . . :   *NONE
Starting time  . . . . . . . . . . . :
Ending time  . . . . . . . . . . . . :
Writers to autostart . . . . . . . . . :   *NONE
Display any file . . . . . . . . . . . :   *NO
Job separators . . . . . . . . . . . . :   0
Operator controlled  . . . . . . . . . :   *YES
Order of files on queue  . . . . . . . :   *FIFO
Data queue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *NONE
Library  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :
Authority to check . . . . . . . . . . :   *OWNER
Remote system  . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *INTNETADR
Remote printer queue . . . . . . . . . :   *LPDPRT3
Queue for writer messages  . . . . . . :   QSYSOPR
Library  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :     QSYS
Connection type  . . . . . . . . . . . :   *IP
Internet address . . . . . . . . . . . :   10.1.151.141
Destination type . . . . . . . . . . . :   *OTHER
Host print transform . . . . . . . . . :   *YES
Manufacturer type and model  . . . . . :   *XRX4235
Workstation customizing object . . . . :   *NONE
Library  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :
Image configuration  . . . . . . . . . :   *NONE
Destination options  . . . . . . . . . :   *NONE
Print separator page . . . . . . . . . :   *NO
User defined option  . . . . . . . . . :   *NONE
User defined object:
Object . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   *NONE
Library  . . . . . . . . . . . . . :
Object type  . . . . . . . . . . . . :
User driver program  . . . . . . . . . :   *NONE
Library  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :
Spooled file ASP . . . . . . . . . . . :   *SYSTEM
Text description . . . . . . . . . . . :   *BLANK
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