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It has never been possible to look at an AFP or IFPDS data stream spool file using DSPSPLF.  The 5250 does not know what to do with any of that.

However, you should be able to issue CPYSPLF, press F10=Additional parameters and specify TOSTMF('/tmp/splf.pdf') and WSCST(*PDF), and then download the .PDF file from the IFS using your favorite FTP tool, and open it on the PC to look at it, and see what it would actually look like on an AFP/IPDS capable printer.

Hope that helps,

Mark S. Waterbury

On Friday, July 1, 2022 at 02:41:34 PM EDT, Alan Shore via MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi everyone
We are on V7r3
We create an ipds spool file but when it comes time to actually look at it, the system says that we cannot do so
The following message is displayed
File SKDTAGUK number 1 cannot be displayed, copied, or sent.
Prompting this message, the following is dosplayed
                        Additional Message Information

Message ID . . . . . . :  CPF3429      Severity . . . . . . . :  30
Message type . . . . . :  Diagnostic
Date sent  . . . . . . :  07/01/22      Time sent  . . . . . . :  14:34:42

Message . . . . :  File SKDTAGUK number 1 cannot be displayed, copied, or
Cause . . . . . :  File SKDTAGUK number 1 job 181269/SKDTAG45C/TNTITANSC1
  created on system NBTYS20 on 07/01/22 12:24:38 cannot be displayed, copied,
  or sent.  Reason code is 2.  If the member option (MBROPT) parameter is
  specified as *REPLACE on the Copy Spooled File (CPYSPLF) command, the TOFILE
  was cleared.
    1 - The file has no records.
    2 - The file contains only blank records, graphics, bar codes, or
  intelligent printer data stream (IPDS) transparent data.
    3 - The file contains only ASCII data intended for a personal computer

We have to make a change to this spool file, but how can we look at it to determine that the change is good
As we are working from home - printing the spool file will be somewhat difficult
Is there some way via ACS to view this spool file
As always - all responses gratefully accepted

Alan Shore
Solutions Architect
IT Supply Chain Execution


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