Physical files don’t convert to spooled files. However, you can generate a spooled file from a physical file.<pre>
RUNQRY QRYFILE(( mylib/myfile ))
The RUNQRY command can print records from a physical file with very little effort. There are other parameters that may help. If the Query/400 product is installed, record selection is also available as is the ability to define detailed queries and reports. The basic RUNQRY command is available on all systems.
Some other commands can be used for different purposes. The best choice depends on what products you have installed and what you need to accomplish.