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Jim,

The OP was asking about converting a PDF to a CSV file, not create PDFs
from spooled files.

<vendor>
But if it was converting spooled files to PDF, why not support a long time
ISV with probably the original spooled file to PDF creator... SPLTOOL. :)
Much more configurable, merging, inserting images or barcodes, overlays,
etc. Years before IBM had it as an offering. :)
</vendor>

On Wed, May 4, 2022 at 10:03 AM Jim Oberholtzer <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

I'm confused about why you don't just use 5770-TS1 (it's included with IBM
i at no cost) to create an output queue that keeps the PDFs in it. No
cost, no changes to programs (maybe a redirect to a different output queue)
and it's done. You need:

5770-TS1 *BASE
5770-TS1 Option 1

Am I missing something? The request was to simply create PDFs from IBM i
spool files. What get all immersed in Open Source when you don't have to?
I'm not opposed to Open Source solutions, it's just why complicate it
further than it has to be?

Push comes to shove, you can use ACS as a plugin to create it as well.
(Still requires TS1) but that's still a bunch of work when you don't really
need to do much at all.

--
Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


On Wed, May 4, 2022 at 6:29 AM Bryan Dietz <bdietz400@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

A quick read shows that Ghostscript, available in ibm I open source, has
a
pdftocsv.
I read about some java tools and python as well.

Bryan


On May 3, 2022, at 11:55 PM, Don Brown via MIDRANGE-L <
midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

A client of ours has won a new contract and the government department
provides reports in PDF ONLY.

The information on this report needs to be entered into the IBMi and
this
report is approximately 30 pages per day.

I believe Adobe Professional can do this but the results are not
proving
to be inconsistent. A colleague converted a few samples and some
results
were ... well lets just say strange.

Just enquiring if anyone has solved this issue and would share/advise
how
they achieved it.

Thanks


Dob




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