iSeries Report Downloader Overview
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The iSeries Report Downloader is an iSeries client/server application written for TCP/IP-connected PC's running Windows.
The Downloader will allow the user to browse iSeries reports (spool files), select reports and a page range and do one of the following:
Load iSeries reports directly into Microsoft Excel or Word. Excel or Word is launched by the Downloader and the spool file content is loaded into an Excel spreadsheet or Word document, ready for editing, formatting, printing, etc.
Display the contents of selected spool files for identification or to copy report data to the PC's clipboard.
Quick print a spool file on the PC's local printer (no iSeries printer configuration necessary.)
Copy the selected reports to PC text file(s). Users can *ADD to or *REPLACE PC text file records. The text file name can be automatically created from the iSeries spool file attributes. Entire groups of spool files may be transferred to PC text files for archiving or high-volume transfers.
If an advanced user employs a pre-recorded Excel or Word macro to automate processing within Excel or Word over iSeries report data, he/she may specify the macro's name from the Downloader. The Downloader will load the spool file and run the macro over the spool file data while the user watches.
iSeries report data may be loaded to HTML formatted files, ready for display by an Internet browser.
Small reports may be loaded directly into an e-mail message. Large iSeries reports may be sent as e-mail attachments.
The Report Downloader will detect the applications present on your PC and present the appropriate processing options.
Client Access or other iSeries connectivity software is not required. The Report Downloader runs under native TCP/IP communications support within your PC and iSeries. PC's need only be connected to the iSeries by Ethernet , Token Ring or Internet. (TCP/IP support must be enabled on the iSeries.)
The Downloader utilizes full iSeries security. All users must provide a valid iSeries user id and password, and then may only view or process spool files to which they have authority. This feature is always active, even for Internet host iSeries'.