I assume the PF to which you are copying them is a flat file. Would it be 
possible to put a marker in the blank lines of the spooled file so they aren't 
really blank (e.g., put an asterisk at the beginning or end of each blank line, 
or a period at the beginning or end of each line). It's not a great solution, 
but if you can't find anything better...

Also, why not just write output to the PF directly? Do you really need the 
spooled file?

Thanks,
Kelly

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [SMTP:cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> On Behalf Of Good, Brad
> Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 7:53 AM
> To:   COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400
> Subject:      RE: [COBOL400-L] CPYSPLF
> 
> So to clarify, you need the blank lines to stay, but CPYSPLF is dropping
> them out.  Right?
> 
> Brad
> 
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> Santhamurthy_Veeraraghavan
> Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 4:41 AM
> To: cobol400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [COBOL400-L] CPYSPLF
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Request you to kindly help me with the following query.
> 
> I have a program which generates a spool file with some data. The data
> in the spool file is in a way that there are blank lines between data.
> In this scenario, the spool file has to be copied to a PF, since the PF
> has to be FTPed.  Question is when CPYSPLF command is used to copy spool
> file data to PF, the blank lines are omitted and are not seen in the PF.
> Please let me know if there is any solution as this is an automated
> process.
> 
> Regards,
> Santha
> 
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