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Getting end of forms on spool file be sent to Datamax 4208 .. labels are 2 across .. 1 1/2 by 4 inches.. how to set attributes for spool file.. overflow line incorrect on message .. ??

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  • kschuman39 Jun 04, 2010

    I am getting a spool file message : End of forms ... The program that is writing the print command lines to the spool file is being called from an IBM AS400 to a Datamax 4208 thermal label printer. The RPGLE program is using IPL syntax ... Intermec Printer Language. The spool file attributes are being overridden in the program using the Qcmdexc call..
    I am setting the page size to a page length of 8 and page width of 40 with an overflow of 10 .
    I am getting an incorrect overflow line message on the spool file being sent to the printer.

    eval Cmdfld='OVRPRTF FILE(VS335R) TOFILE(VS335)
    ' PAGESIZE(8 40) OVRFLW(10) OUTQ(PRT22)
    CALL 'QCMDEXC'

    The labels are 1 1.2 by 4 inches with 2 labels across.. The goal is to print twice ,
    1. item desc 1
    2. item desc 2
    3. item #
    4 . Lot #
    5. Barcode including item# /Lot #

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Hi,

Use a CL to override your printer file attributes, eg,

OVRPRTF FILE(PRINTER) PAGESIZE(80 198). This sets the page length to 80 lines and a width of 198. This forces concise setting for your spooled output. You can also place output to hold in the CL (SPOOL (*NO, HOLD(*YES), SAVE(*YES)). THis means that u will hold the spool file and save a copy of it after printing. In this case, u are not req'd to print it, but saving a copy will allow u to also display the attributes.

To display the attributes for your spooled file, search for the copy of your saved spool file, use option = 8 (attributes), page down until u come to this page (page down abt 3 x)

Page range to print:
Starting page . . . . . . . . . . . : 1
Ending page . . . . . . . . . . . . : *END
Record length . . . . . . . . . . . . : 80
Page size:
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 66
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 132
Measurement method . . . . . . . . . : *ROWCOL
Lines per inch . . . . . . . . . . . . : 6
Characters per inch . . . . . . . . . : 10
Overflow line number . . . . . . . . . : 60
Fold records . . . . . . . . . . . . . : *NO
Control character . . . . . . . . . . : *NONE


The Page Size panel is the one u are interested in. In this case, the length of the spooled file = 60 lines and the width is 132 chars.


If you are just a user and do not code CL, then u can always do a change spool file (select option =2 (Change) against a specified spooled file, and save a copy before the fax software gets to it. Then use the method above to display the attributes. If u are coding the program, re-design to run your ILE/RPG program from the CL call. Then include the OVRPRTF command into the CL program

Please post your feedback and Vote if the problem resolved as per your satisfaction.

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  • kschuman39 Jun 04, 2010

    yes i have been changing the spool file size. I get truncated line errors. When they are corrected I get end of forms. My problem is finding the correct size.. for a 1 1/1 x 4 in. label... I fix the truncation and get end of forms. Fix end of forms and get truncation.. thanks any thoughts on the pricise sizing for those specifc labels. ?

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For that press windows key + r so you can see run type in run "cmd" without "" then press enter.Then you can see command prompt.
Type in prompt "net start spooler" then press enter.Then spooler service will start.
You can also enable print spooler in control panel->printer and faxes Right click on printer icon click on property then click on advanced then enable print spool.
Also go to run type run "services.msc" press enter then you can see services list select print spooler and right click on it then stop it and restart .
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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Posted on Jun 03, 2010

  • kschuman39 Jun 03, 2010

    The program that is writing the print command lines to the spool file is being called from an IBM AS400. The RPGLE program is using IPL syntax ... Intermec Printer Language. The spool file attributes are being overridden in the program using the Qcmdexc call..

    I am setting the page size to a page length of 8 and page width of 40 with an overflow of 10 .

    I am getting an incorrect overflow line message on the spool file being sent to the printer.



    eval Cmdfld='OVRPRTF FILE(VS335R) TOFILE(VS335)
    ' PAGESIZE(8 40) OVRFLW(10) OUTQ(PRT22)
    CALL 'QCMDEXC'



    The labels are 1 1.2 by 4 inches with 2 labels across.. The goal is to print twice ,

    1. item desc 1

    2. item desc 2

    3. item #

    4 . Lot #

    5. Barcode including item# /Lot # SEE PICTURE BELOW



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