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This API reads the entire contents of an IBM i IFS file and performs optional text conversion.


  1. Path (String) - Path to the IFS file to read.
  2. CCSID (Number/optional) – The desired CCSID of the returned data. If this parameter is omitted or set to zero, the data will be converted to the CCSID of the IBM i job. If set to 65535 no conversion will be done.

Return Value

A Buffer instance containing the file data.

Exception Handling

An Error instance will be thrown if there are any problems reading the file.


Read Text File as UTF-8, Convert to String and Display
var buffer = pjs.readIFSFile("/home/rfite/myfile.txt", 1208);