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Running SSS R3 File Generator (R3FileGen) in Linux

Currently, Social Security System (http://www.sss.gov.ph) has this tool called R3 File Generator, which previously a DOS-based program which has been updated now  to java, a good news for non-Windows OS users. But still it’s needs some minor fixes to be able to run it, in my example in Linux.

The Folder structure:

I didn’t alter anything but added two (2) scripts that’s needed to be able to run in in Linux.

1. runSSS.sh, bash script to be able to run the java application.

cd /home/USER/bin/SSS
java -Xmx256M -jar R3*.jar run

2. wordpad, also a bash script which simulate the WORDPAD.EXE, which used in the application to generate on-screen report.

gedit $1 $2 $3

Note: Remember, the files should be located in /home/USER/bin/SSS, update the path to the actual location of the application. JRE should also be installed to run this program.


61 responses to “Running SSS R3 File Generator (R3FileGen) in Linux

  1. protein shakes January 9, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    This really answered my problem, thank you!

  2. kris June 27, 2011 at 12:50 am

    How do I change the applicable period in r3 file generator?

    • ben August 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      In FIle Maintenance, click Employer Record Maintenance. Then you can change the applicable period.

      • Millie August 26, 2013 at 1:49 pm

        What if I already click Employer Record Maintenance and change the applicable month and it did not proceed because an error message says “Invalid Values for the Applicable Period” what shall i do to change the applicable period?

  3. Panglao Regents Park December 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Hi I have a problem in my R3 file generator software because if im going to make a soft copy for our November 2011 I cant open the software its stated their that the file may be damaged for example it was sent as an email attachment and was not correctly decode. What shall I do to open my R3 file generator?

  4. r3 genfile December 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    please give the copy of r3 genfile

    • fat January 20, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      hi gud afternun how to get a copy for r3 every time i go to sss office the i ask for a copy thru usb 4 time nako niadto di jud maopen in my computer
      pls send me a copy i need to make the report alreadyA

      • vhan February 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

        the r3 file generator is still available at their wabsite..and ofcourse before u can use the r3 file generator you must have a java installer for you to use it..

      • Rina Pingcas Tamon January 30, 2015 at 7:27 am

        Hi… You need to need to install latest Java in your computer before you can open the file from sss…try searching ‘how to install sss r3 file generator’ from philpad….you will be getting a step by step instructions.

    • janna July 6, 2012 at 8:27 am

      pano ko po ma download angn r3filegen?..

  5. jocel December 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    pwedi po bang humingi ng diskette report para sa r3

  6. guitar23 February 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

    how can I be able to run r3 file generator in my computer? I got the installer from the website but I struggle in the indication itself. I’m don’t know what am I supposed to do? How I’m gonna be able to get the application?

  7. Gisela C. Secuya February 9, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    how will I add a newly hired employee or delete a resigned employee? No matter how I click the add button, it will not respond.


  8. shiela soco February 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    what will i do po, if hindi mainstall ang R3, please help me. our 6 mos contribution d p m post bec they dont want a manual report, even ur sss employee na ang nag iinstall d rin nla mainstall..please help me,

  9. needtoknowasap March 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    new p lang po ako sa position ko… mejo di maayos ang hr system namin date…
    madame pong back log sa reporting ng premiums… i am in the process of catching up… updated un payments pero un reporting backlog from july 2011 to the present…

    may report nmn from july to december pero di nasasabmit nun dating may hawak…

    my question is, we had a trainee in our office last december… for whatsoever reason di po sya kasama dun sa naturn over sa kin na for submition n r3 un name nya .. gagawan ko po b ng bukod n r3 un trainee since i will be paying it under a different tr/sbr… as an additional po, parang ganun… ok lng po ba 2 sets un r3/transmittal report in a certain month…


  10. Nathaniel Mahan May 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    ngbayad po ako ng para sa isang quarter, pero nung inencode ko sa application ng r3 ndi nya po inaaccept ung date na hindi pa ntatapos, I paid for april – june, pero nung inaupdate ko sa r3, di nya inaaccept ung para sa month ng may and june? paano po kaya iyon?

  11. Florence Villanueva May 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Hi I don’t have any Java in my computer. How can I install Java? Thanks..

  12. melody pisigan August 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    hindi ko po ma-install. huhuhu

  13. Jesus August 16, 2012 at 10:01 am

    bakit kaya di ako makapag-generate ng report pero na encode ko naman yung payment details which is successful naman…using Win7..

    thanks sa may alam nito…

  14. jona August 24, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Does anybody know why after successfully saving the file and ready for validation na, nung isusubmit na sa SSS eh laging unable to load file pa.. please help.. four times nako pabalik balik sa SSS and they’ve been telling me na mali daw pagsasave ko hindi daw r3 file. please help naman po..thanks..

    • hardc0l2e August 31, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      is this on Linux OS or windows? if on Linux, on gedit, choose “Windows” in the “line editing” option during save dialog window.

  15. Marj Pamplona September 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Patulong naman. Bkit kaya pagdating na sa pag eencode sa employee record mmaitenance e di na ako makapagtype.yung sss number lang ang nafifil-outan ko, the rest hindi na, at dun sa add button ayaw din mag add.close na button lang ang nagana.dko na alam ang gagawin nag eemail ako sa sss, pero wala namang nagrereply, pls help naman.Salamat

  16. jeremy September 13, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    This is very informative and I will try this tomorrow. For clarification, I will just add the following to runSSS.sh

    cd /home/USER/bin/SSS
    java -Xmx256M -jar R3*.jar run

    gedit $1 $2 $3

    or do i have to create another file for the second script?

    Im running linux with virtualbox-4.1

  17. jeremy September 13, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    In addition, is it possible to have R3-generator run under code weaver-crossover X; I purchased that last month.

  18. shey September 18, 2012 at 10:08 am

    please help me to install this R3 report program.

  19. Joy October 6, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    pls. help me, paano po ako makakapagcontinue sa may create SSS file ng r3 kung yung payment ng date nag e-e-error po? madaming beses ko na itrinay….

  20. mary kris gregorio November 4, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    anung form lng ang ipiprint from the r3 program n isusubmit sa sss office? transmittal cert lng ba?

  21. carlo November 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    ano po ba ang mga ipiprint na kasama ng usb para ma isubmit sa sss?kylangan ko n po talaga this week e..wala pa kasi kaming napapasa this year..salamat po.

  22. Florina Daluz November 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Bakit po pagdating sa aming computer hindi maprint ang Tansmittal Report?
    Puro Employee List lang po ang lumalabas sa Notepad.

  23. Lawrence November 28, 2012 at 6:34 am

    “The SSS text file of this R3File with Applicable period 1-2007, might not have been generated. You may not continue creating reports.”
    –Bakit ganito lagi pag babalikan ko yung previous year na naencode ko? Sinunod ko naman yung sa UserManual ng R3FG. bakit hindi ko magenerate? Anyone here can help that situation? Thnx in advance..

  24. sara November 28, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    bakit ayaw po gumana ng employee record maintenance? thanks!

  25. Veronica Villadolid November 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    how can i change the applicable date? tnx

  26. dazed December 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    If I pay quarterly, do I input the last month of each quarter in the applicable period and generate reports per quarter?

  27. Emi January 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I need to encode the SSS contribution by our employee from Oct. 2008-Aug. 2012.
    Tapos na ako sa Oct. 2008. In-encode ko yung employer/employee records.
    How can I proceed to the succeeding months?
    Also, paano ko i-save sa isang folder lahat ng na-encode ko na contributions?

    Thanks in advance!

  28. bruce banner January 29, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Hello! Tinry ko sundan yung step by step procedure nung pag-install pero bakit kaya kapag cini-click ko na yung .jar file ay winzip ang na-o-open na application? Anong program po ba ang kailangan kong gamitin para buksan yung .jar file? Thanks!

  29. Naldy January 31, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Di ko mauupdate applicable month to jan 2013 anyone po experiencing the same at kung paano po po masosolve

  30. Fred April 21, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    How do I open the R3 file using Window8? What specific application should I use?

  31. julieta babia May 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Please check po kung meron na po ba DOC ang SSS ko from 2001 upto 2002. Ito po ang sss name julieta bacor babia sss number 3325918955. employer number 0342290769, employer name sylvia c. pimentel

  32. rogelio b. pascua jr. May 28, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    pano kopo makuha or i download ung r3 file para po sa companya namin para ipasa ang mga payment namin sa SSS office, salamat po

  33. vincent paul l. velasquez June 13, 2013 at 9:37 am

    panu po ba gagawin, ? nag encode ako sa payment record..when i press continue,,invalid values , correct the error po lumalabas for input string “2-13-2013”..pls help …

  34. Nenita Lopez July 22, 2013 at 6:51 am

    my r3 file has just been installed via sss office here. how can i change the date in the system? the year inputted ends at 2011. my data for the applicable year is may 2013. thanks

  35. Jenny September 11, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    ganun din sa amin di rin nag rurun ung r3 sa computer namin, kaya till now di pa rin na popost ung mga payments namin..ung isa ngang employee nami n namatay nalang di pa nakapagclaim..pls help us about posting sss

  36. allan galagate February 9, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    ganun din ang problema ko sa sss kung pano e encode yun r3 ng company na pinapasukan

  37. Amor Vales February 13, 2014 at 11:23 am

    How to update the new contributions (2014) File maintenance sa employee record. Every time i change the amount for updating lumalabas yong message na Invalid amount for SSS contribution. Amount is out of bracket daw pero sa new schedule naman ako ngbabase. Thank you.

  38. Herminigildo G. Allera March 1, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Hi, May you please send me a copy of R3 File Gen 2014. Thank you .

  39. chinita May 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    how can i edit the employee record? i tried it siviral times but it wont work plz reply

  40. Rudy B. Borilla May 23, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    I want to download R3 File Generator, how would I do this?

  41. Fred June 1, 2014 at 6:01 am

    I just solved a problem yesterday with r3filegen. It used to hang when clicking File Maintenance. What I did was to download the latest R3 installer from SSS website. Hope this is helpful to someone.

    That said, the SSS R3 _process_, while “computerized” is the most bloated, antiquated, and inefficient of all the govt systems that I’ve seen. We’ve spent the evenings of two weeks just trying to file the R3 of just 2 employees. Imagine if you have hundreds. You’ll need a dedicated SSS R3 employee!

  42. Jojo September 2, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    How can I open the software sa Mac?

  43. Cecile Pino September 20, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    can i have ur sss r3 2014?

  44. lierish May 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    paano po ba kase ung sa bnayad po na contribution sobra po sa naencode q na po pano po ba gagawin dun pwede po b yung sobra ang amount n binayad

  45. Apple jugado May 30, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    di ko po maclick yung sa ibang details sa employee record, ang naclick ko lang po ay ang SSS # lang po. Please help me naman po iyon lang po ang problem ko. Salamat po.

  46. Amcel July 6, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    i got a problem when saving my already created text file, ndi xa maopen sa sss.. invalid file. may problema sa file format which is hindi nmn machange into adobe or anything file. pls answer me please

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