Converting spyview optical reports to pc .pdf

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I am trying to convert my as400 reports that are currently stored on optical using the product spyview (Gauss Company) to a .pdf report on my pc/server. I currently do not have support with Gauss any more so I can not call them. I need to restore all of my history from the last 6 years and put it on a server. I tried the command EXPOBJSPY and I could restore the reports to pc but it put the report out as a .txt report and I would like for it to be an .pdf report so I would be assured that no one would change the report. It also would not allow me to print the report in it's original format. This command was nice because I could put in one report name and it would restore all of the reports for me. I also looked at restoring the reports from my optical by doing the option to restore and print in spyview. Then do a CPYSPLIFS to put the report to a .pdf on the pc. This will work but it is a very long and cumbersome process. I would really appreciate any help that anyone can give me on this. Thanks in advance.
ASKED: April 3, 2006  9:49 AM
UPDATED: April 5, 2006  2:35 PM

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If you can restore your reports to the iSeries you can generate the PDF files directly from the iSeries.
Create an *IPDS printer:
Device class . . . . . . . . . . . : *LAN
Device type . . . . . . . . . . . : *IPDS
Device model . . . . . . . . . . . : 0
LAN attachment . . . . . . . . . . : *IP
Advanced function printing . . . . : *YES
Port number . . . . . . . . . . . : 11002
Remote location:
Name or address . . . . . . . . : 127.0.0.1
User-defined object . . . . . . . : *********
Library . . . . . . . . . . . . : *******
Object type . . . . . . . . . . : *PSFCFG

The *PSFCFG will define the output format and destination on the IFS.
PDF device emulation type . . . . . . : *IP40300
PDF file location . . . . . . . . . . : /PDF REPORTS

This will cause the PDF report to be output to a directory called “PDF Reports” on the IFS.
You use the created output queue as a normal output queue and any spool files are “printed” and converted to PDF on the IFS.
Hope this helps.
Miles

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  • astradyne
    Interesting solution - what version of OS/400 does this apply to? I tried it on v4r5, but can't see anywhere to define the PDF output folder, etc. Jonathan
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  • MilesButler
    Create PSF Configuration CRTPSFCFG PSF configuration . . . . > TEST ..... Generate PDF output . . . . . . *NONE *NONE, *SPLF, *STMF, *MAIL When you change the PDF output option you get a range of pssibilities including destination. Miles
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  • JPLamontre
    To use the PDF transform on the iSeries, you require only Infoprint Server for iSeries (5722-IP1). Or you can download CVTSPLSTMF (Converts an SCS spool file to a stream file. Text, HTML, and PDF conversions supported. It is part of the Other utilities) from http://www.easy400.net/mmail/start
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