yes you can retrieve the source by reading the source physical file and the member through a CLP or a RPG program. YOu can retrieve all the lines there one by one.
hope this will help.
If source exists and the source info is stored in the object description:<pre>
That’s one simple way to see what it’s supposed to be.
However, I’d be very wary of relying on the source info if I was needing to determine actual formatting. Instead, I’d call the <a href=”http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/index.jsp?topic=/apis/qdfrtvfd.htm”>Retrieve Display File Description (QDFRTVFD) API</a> to find out what the DSPF itself said. The source might have been modified and not yet compiled or any number of other things could have happened.