Spooled files management includes tasks such as holding a spooled file, releasing a spooled file, and moving a spooled file. For the spool files for your current session use WRKJOB option 4. You can find spool files created by different users using the WRKSPLF. AS/ Spool Files Physical files don’t convert to spooled files. The RUNQRY command can print records from a physical file with very little.

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The amount of time needed to show the list of spooled files depends on the selection criteria used and the number of spooled files in the list. If an asterisk is not specified with the name, the system assumes that the name is a complete user name.

The only valid values for this parameter are 1 through Specifies the format and terminology to be used on the displays that result from running this command. Start time and date Element list Element 1: This conversion allows the use of spooled files in applications using microfiche, data communications, or data processing.

This is a required parameter. Positional values can be specified to select the files: The newly copied data is added to data existing in the member. T can choose to change, hold, delete, display, or release any or all of the entries that are displayed.

Work with Spooled Files (WRKSPLF)

Exporting a spooled file to your PC To export a spooled file printer output to your PC file system where you can work with it using PC tools, follow these steps. This command allows you to work with all of the spooled files on the system that have a create date and time between Specifies the date and time the spooled file was created.

Job name Generic name, name Qualifier 2: The FCFC 1-byte print control character is used and takes advantage of the assigned channel values in formatting the output. CPF Copy request failed. Use this value when the spooled file create date and time parameter is to too precedence over the job system name when selecting a spooled file.


Creation date date Specify the date the spooled file was created. The assigned channel values as specified on the command are as follows: Spooled files created before the specified time and date are not shown.

To data base file Name Qualifier 2: Suspending one spooled file and printing another To temporarily stop the printing of one spooled file printer output and start the immediate printing of another spooled file printer outputfollow these steps. Unless it already exists, it will automatically be created by the system when the device is created.

Copy Spooled File (CPYSPLF)

Line 3 assigned to channel 1 Line 15 assigned to channel 4. This parameter is considered after the job name, user name, job number, spooled file name, and spooled file number parameter requirements have been met. This option may be useful for microfiche production. The assigned line number for channel 1 is line 1. Select jobs generic-name Spooled files created by jobs with the generic name specified are to be included.

Parameters Examples Error messages. This value is not allowed for spooled files which exist on primary or secondary auxiliary storage pools.

Where allowed to run: With a time separator, specify a string of 5 or 8 characters where the time separator specified for your job is used to separate the hours, minutes, and seconds. If this member does not exist, a member is created and the copy continues.

Graphics data is lost. To data base file name Specify the file name of the physical file to receive the copy. This command displays the Work with Spooled Files panel, showing a list of all of the spooled files on the system. Specifies the period of time for selecting which spooled files are shown.

CPF7D42 Error occurred while performing database operation. If an asterisk is not specified with the name, the system assumes that the name is a complete spooled file name. Valid values for hh range from 00 through This is the creation date and time of the spooled files.


A generic job name specifies all jobs with job names that begin with the generic prefix. Element list Optional Element 1: CPF7D41 Error occurred while logging order assistance request.

When a s;ooled is completed, spooled files and internal job control information are kept until the spooled files are printed or canceled. Use this value when the job system name parameter or the spooled file create date and time parameter is to take precedence over the spooled file number when selecting a spooled file.

Managing spooled files

CPF Member not added. Spoole the name of the system where the job that created the spooled file JOB parameter ran. Job name name Specify the name of the job that created the spooled file. Restarting the printing of a spooled file To restart printing a spooled file on a particular page, follow these steps. One of the following is used to specify the ending date before which or on which the spooled files were created.

IBM i: Managing spooled files

Ending time One of the following is used to specify the ending time before which the spooled files were created. Specifies a user-defined physical database file to which the spooled records will be copied.

Channel number refers to a method of determining skipping for reports. Displaying a list of spooled files To display a list of spooled files printer outputuse either of these methods. If the output is displayed, it is sent to the work station that entered the command.