To convert text files to CSV files specify the file extension for the attachment in the user-defined data attribute of the spool file. Use the syntax of
This syntax makes the file extension of the attachment be CSV.
Whatever is between the colon and the tilde will be the extension for that report.
There is also a global setting for text conversions in Settings. But the global setting is just that: It affects every text conversion. Using the syntax in the user-defined data attribute as shown above gives you more precise control.
You can use the syntax in the following commands:

  • (V5R3 or later) with option 2 in WRKOUTQ and WRKSPLF, which executes CHGSPLFA
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