iSeries spool file to Livelink

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AS/400 Spool Files
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Spool files
How can i extract an iSeries spool file into Livelink?

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  • TomLiotta
    I suppose the simple answer is simply to convert the spooled file into a "document". Then handle the document the same way you would for any other that you might put into Livelink (which, I assume, is actually Open Text Document Management). Livelink is for documents, not spooled files. Spooled files are intermediate representations of documents that have been converted into printer data streams. There are products (and system features) that can create documents, e.g., .PDFs, from spooled files. You can also create your own programming to read spooled file data and output document files. What version of i5/OS are you running? V6.1 has a no-charge option for .PDFs. (And if I didn't guess right about "Livelink", please correct me.) Tom
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  • Rickwind
    Thanks Tom, Yes, your assumption was correct about Livelink and Open Text. Sorry I was clear on this. We are currently on V5.4 with plans to upgrade to V6.1. We are looking at products to create .PDFs from the spool file, but I was just wondering if anyone had a 'slicker' way to have livelink go directly to the spool file or have the iSeries create .PDF's, which I guess V6.1 will have this capability. Do you know if the V6.1 option to create .PDFs reads from the spool file or does it create a .PDF instead of the spool entry? Rick
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    No one else has chimed in and I don't have a system configuration available for explicit testing. Do you know if the V6.1 option to create .PDFs reads from the spool file or does it create a .PDF instead of the spool entry? Unfortunately, no, I don't know. I know of others who use the feature, but that's through our business support line and outside of simple contact. From what I've read, I wouldn't expect a big problem getting both a spooled file and a .PDF, though it might take something like an intermediate *OUTQ monitor program if it needed to be automated. Tom
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