Thank you.

I was using the QPRINT printer file. I changed my program to use a different printer file and everything works okay.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon Coulter" <shc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Unable to CPYSPLF
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 09:32:48 +1000

On 30/07/2008, at 4:18 AM, Albert York wrote:

I am trying to copy a spool file to a flat file that I created in
QTEMP but I get the message: must be a double-byte character
set (DBCS) file.

Indicates the spooled file must contain (or at least be capable of
containing) DBCS data.

Is there a way to get around this or to create a double-byte
character set file in QTEMP?

Yes. Specify IGCDTA(*YES) on the CRTPF command. This keyword is
present only on DBCS versions of the OS. All versions of OS/400 from
VRM530 and above are inherently DBCS. To make your code work on all
versions simply retrieve the QIGC system value. If set to 1 then add
IGCDTA(*YES) to the CRTPF command string.

I have been using CPYSPLF for years but this is the first time I
have encountered this.

Then you've either been lucky or living in an isolated world such as
the USA. Once you get the CPYSPLF working you will likely have
another learning experience due to the position of data in the
spooled file being slightly different on a DBCS system from an SBCS
system. Easy enough to code for but does make the code more complex
than might initially be expected.

Simon Coulter.
FlyByNight Software OS/400, i5/OS Technical Specialists
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