CoolSpools Suite

The complete spool file converter and information management suite for IBM i (AS/400 iSeries) file conversion

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CoolSpools Suite lets you easily convert spooled files from IBM i to PDF, Excel and other formats.

Rapidly extract and convert your IBM I / AS400 data to Excel, PDF, XML, Text, CSV and more.

The complete collection of CoolSpools software, including Converter, Email, Database and Admin. 

CoolSpools for IBM i is an Information Management Solution which converts spooled files (spool files, spoolfiles) and database files to PDF, Excel and other formats, enabling you to move away from paper-based documents and save time and money by distributing information automatically in electronic formats.

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The full CoolSpools Suite is available to download free for 30 days.


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Multi-licence discounts are available by application.
Annual maintenance is free in the first year after purchase.

CoolSpools Features:

  • Extract data from your IBM i databases directly or using SQL or Query
  • Import data into your System i databases from spreadsheets etc.
  • Record and field selection and sequencing
  • Use styles to control the appearance of Excel rows and cells
  • Use colours, fonts, shading, borders etc. and define conditional formatting rules
  • Generate XML documents, schemas and stylesheets from IBM i
  • Interface your data into other systems

Generate data extracts with a single command

CoolSpools distributes queries, reports and database extracts from IBM i to your users and customers in electronic form which avoids the need to run file transfers from a PC by creating Excel files etc. directly on your IBM i, letting you generate data extracts as part of your batch jobs, just by running a single command.

All database file types are supported, including physical, logical and DDM files.

CoolSpools also supports input from SQL statements, SQL scripts and queries, allowing you to run a query and save the output as an Excel spreadsheet.

Generate XML files with reliability and precision from your IBM i 

The use of XML is becoming increasingly widespread so the ability to generate XML from Spool files and database files is a major advantage to IBM i users.

With CoolSpools, the process of creating XML files from your IBM i data is simple and reliable as everything happens on the IBM i server.

CoolSpools Suite now comes with CoolSpools Admin included FREE!

Automate your spool file conversion and distribution.

With CoolSpools Admin, spool files can be processed automatically as soon as they are created, as the system lets you define spool file monitors that “watch” nominated output queues for new files being created. There is no polling involved so the system loading is minimal.

In batch mode CoolSpool Admin commands let you select sets of spool files to work on using various criteria and allows you to apply a command or sequence of commands to each of those selected spool files in turn.

CoolSpools Admin contains a highly powerful and customizable “work-with” screen for spool files in the style of PDM, that lets system operators and users manage, convert and email the spool files they produce. It includes features to select spool files by user, outq, user data, form type, and creation date. Plus many more user-defined options.

CoolSpools Admin is now included free with CoolSpools Suite.

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More CoolSpools modules to consider:

CoolSpools Database

CoolSpools Database

Extract data from your IBM i databases directly or using SQL or Query.

Record and field selection and sequencing.

Import data into your IBM i databases from spreadsheets etc.

CoolSpools Converter

CoolSpools Converter

Convert spool files to PDF, Excel, XML, CSV, HTML, TIFF & RTF.

Converts IBM i, I Series / AS/400.

Splits spool files into multiple documents.

Merges or combines PDFs and Excel files.

CoolSpools Email

CoolSpools Email

Send emails from your System I using a simple command or an API.

Support for multiple attachments.

Support for long file names.

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CoolSpools is a powerful but highly cost-effective information management toolkit for IBM i.
CoolSpools helps you give your users and customers the information they need, when they need it, how they need it.

Download the datasheet to learn more about how CoolSpools can deliver increased efficiencies to your IBM i environment.

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