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CPYSPLF4        COPY SPOOLED FILE 4                    TAASPPX

The Copy Spooled File 4 command splits a spooled file into multiple
spooled files based on the number of pages specified.  For example
you may have a report with 100 pages and you want to split into 10
spooled files of 10 pages each.  Or you may have a 20 page report and
you want a separate spooled file for each page.

A typical command would be:

             CPYSPLF4     FILE(xxx) PAGES(5)

The named spooled file must have at least 5 pages.  If the spooled
file had 22 pages, 4 new spooled files would be created with 5 pages
each and the 5th new spooled file would have 2 pages.  Assuming the
name of the original spooled file was ABC, the new spooled files
would be ABC1, ABC2, ...  ABC5.

If PAGES(1) had been specified, the spooled file names would be ABC01
...  ABC22.

Handling of spooled file attributes

The existing spooled file attributes are retrieved from the named
file and used on an OVRPRTF command for the new file(s).  This


You cannot override these values.  You can override one of the
parameters not specified by using OVRPRTF before CPYSPLF4 and specify
the TAAPRT1 file name.

CPYSPLF4 escape messages you can monitor for

      TAA9891    The PAGES parameter must be less than or equal
                   to the number of pages in the named spooled file.
      TAA9892    The length of the NEWSPLFNAM value must allow for
                   enough digits to be added to create the new
                   spooled file names.

Escape messages from based on functions will be re-sent.

CPYSPLF4 Command parameters                           *CMD

   FILE          The spooled file name to be split into one or more
                 spooled files.

   PAGES         The number of pages to be contained in each created
                 spooled file.  For example, if the number of pages
                 in the named spooled file is 44 and PAGES(5) is
                 specified, the first 8 spooled files will have 5
                 pages and the 9th spooled file will have 4 pages.

                 The number of PAGES must be less than or equal to
                 the number of pages that exist in the named spooled

   NEWSPLFNAM    The generic name of the new spooled files that will
                 be created.  *SPLF is the default meaning the same
                 name as the named spooled file.

                 If FILE(ABC) NEWSPLFNAM(*SPLF) is specified, and
                 less than 10 spooled files will be created, the
                 names will be ABC1 ...  ABC9.  If 10-1000 spooled
                 files will be created, the names will be ABC01 ...

                 The maximum size of the spooled file may be 999,999
                 pages which would generate a 6 digit suffix.

                 There must be sufficient room to add the appropriate
                 number of digits for the new spooled file name.  For
                 example, if FILE(ABCDEFGHI) NEWSPLFNAM(*SPLF) is
                 specified and 15 spooled files should be created, an
                 escape message will occur because the generated file
                 names will exceed 10 characters.  You could use
                 FILE(ABCDEFGHI) NEWSPLFNAM(aaaaa) to avoid the

   JOB           The job name which contains the spooled file.  An *
                 is the default meaning the current job.  A fully
                 qualified job name may be used.

   SPLNBR        The spooled file number.  This is the same
                 definition as on CPYSPLF.  The default is *ONLY.  A
                 specific number or *LAST may be used.


You cannot override the parameters described earlier.

The program that creates the spooled file must skip to a new page for
an overflow rather than add print lines which would cause an

The maximum size of the spooled file may be 999,999 pages which would
generate a 6 digit suffix.


The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

     DIVIDE          Divide
     EDTVAR          Edit variable
     RMVMSGKEY       Remove message key
     RTVSPLFA        Retrieve spooled file attributes
     RTVSYSVAL3      Retrieve system value 3
     RTVVALA         Retrieve value attributes
     SNDCOMPMSG      Send completion message
     SNDESCINF       Send escape information
     SNDESCMSG       Send escape message
     SNDSTSMSG       Send status message


None, the tool is ready to use.

Objects used by the tool

   Object        Type    Attribute      Src member    Src file
   ------        ----    ---------      ----------    ----------

   CPYSPLF4      *CMD                   TAASPPX       QATTCMD
   TAASPPXC      *PGM       CLP         TAASPPXC      QATTCL
   TAASPPXC2     *PGM       CLP         TAASPPXC2     QATTCL
   TAASPPXR      *PGM       RPG         TAASPPXR      QATTRPG

Added to TAA Productivity tools October 15, 2014

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