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Convert AFP document to PDF and xfer out PDF via FTP/NDM

 
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jepoycs

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:14 am    Post subject: Convert AFP document to PDF and xfer out PDF via FTP/NDM
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Would like to ask help on how to convert an AFP document to a PDF file.

I'm aware there is a utility using IEBGENER which converts a PDF and automatically attach the PDF to an e-mail. Our requirement however is that the converted PDF will need to be passed/transferred to another storage server(filenet) instead of sending it thru email. We plan to use the NDM or FTP to send out the converted file to the destination server.

Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks!
Regards.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:45 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

It takes custom software to convert proprietary data formats. . .

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I'm aware there is a utility using IEBGENER which converts a PDF and automatically attach the PDF to an e-mail.
IEBGENER is a utility - it is not used by "another utility". IEBGENER may be used to send an e-mail, but this is not some special function - it is a simple copy of a sequential file. There are multiple examples in the forum. Suggest you use the forum search and specify iebgener smtp as the keywords.

Assuming the "other storage server" is running an ftp daemon, you can send from the mainframe to this server using ftp. If ndm is available, that too can be used to send the file.

The biggest challange i see is getting the data into the desired final output.
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jepoycs

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:34 am    Post subject:
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Hi Dick,
Yes, you are right. Our main concern now is on how to do the conversion from AFP to PDF in mainframe. I did some googling and found nothing except that you have to buy new softwares.

Anyway, we'll try to come up with other alternatives.

Thanks for the advise!
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vasanthz

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

Could you pls say if it is possible to dump AFP files to a flat file in readable format?
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Convert AFP document to PDF and xfer out PDF via F
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YES and NO, depends on the meaning of readable
would You consider a PS ( postscript ) stream readable

if You google for ibm afp data stream structure You will find some links on how to interpret them
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