Well, first I would question the use of CPYSPLF. Suggesting instead an output file or some such thing versus generating a spool file. Then I might suggest that if you are trying to email the file to use another tool, one that wouldn't lose the line spacing, overlays, etc. If you were trying to ftp it down to a PC I might suggest using iSeries Navigator or another tool. However if for some reason you perceive that you just have to do it this way, I suppose you could do it with a two step process. In the first step you do your normal CPYSPLF. Then jab a little sql at that SELECT max(length(rtrim(SPOOL))) FROM rob/spool Then create your new physical file based on this number. Rob Berendt -- Group Dekko Services, LLC Dept 01.073 PO Box 2000 Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com "York, Albert" <albert.york@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 10/05/2004 11:47 AM Please respond to Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To "'MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx'" <MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx> cc Fax to Subject Determining spool file record length I need to determine the record size (characters per line) of a spool file, so I can create a physical file of the correct length when I use the CPYSPLF command. I have tried using WRKSPLFA to a print file but it doesn't always have the actual number of characters, only the maximum for the print file. Thanks, Albert York -- This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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