An AFP Report is Unable to be Written to a Dataset

Document ID : KB000126435
Last Modified Date : 08/02/2019
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Issue:
The client wants to be able to print an AFP report, stored in a View database, to a dataset, to look like a regular report.

The only means to extract from a View database is by using SARBCH.
The results using SARBCH is that the output contains AFP Pagedefs, Formdefs, etc., in addition to the text. 
 
Environment:
CA View - All Releases
Resolution:
If the eventual output is to contain mostly text, SARBCH cannot be used.
For an AFP report, SARBCH /PRINT or LOAD will show resources in addition to the text.

In CA OM Web Viewer, there is an AFP-to-PDF transform that can take place, for display purposes.
When presented the PDF, it can be saved as a PDF, or as a .txt file.