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Provide CHGSPLFA API and include SPOOLED FILE OWNER User Profile

SPOOLED Files have 3 user profiles associated with them: 1. The User Profile under which the Job that created the SPOOLED file was running ("job user").2. The Creator User Profile3. The SPOOLED File Owner Currently none of these three attributes m...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Print 0 Submitted

Create an QUSDSPLF (Delete SPOOLED File) API that can be used in a thread-safe or thread-tollerant way

Today the only way to delete a spooled file is to use the DLTSPLF CL command. We need an API that can be called from C/C++ as well as RPG IV to delete SPOOLED files using the SPOOLED File Name and Number and Job, or the Internal SPOOLED File ID. R...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Print 0 Submitted

Transform Services V7R5 Manager socket remains open after abnormal system end or Flashcopy

Changes were made within the Transform Services code at 7.5.  The changes include a QCTXMGR job in QUSRWRK subsystem and a manager socket server job in the /QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/TransformServices/ServerJob directory. The job and socket are linke...
4 months ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration

EBCIDIC to ASCII spool transformation progress

IBM case TS013592411 Currently there is no way to know the progress of a spool transformation from EBCIDIC to ASCII. When a huge spool file is send thru the IBM i outq, there is no way to know how many pages of the spool is transformed from EBCIDI...
2 months ago in IBM i / Print 0 Submitted

F15 to search backwards, vs. F16 to search forwards

I can search/find forward in a spool file, for example, but it would be nice to be able to search/find backward as well. I see F14=Find options, F16=Find; looks like F15=Find prev would fit nicely on spool files and physical file searches Use Case...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 7 Future consideration

Add Int_Job_ID and Int_SF_ID to formats 0300 and 0400 for QGYOLSPL

We need the internal SPOOLED File ID and the internal job ID in order to call the QUSRSPLA API more efficiently when needed. It would be great if the QUSRSPLA API also only required the Internal SPOOLED File ID when provided, but it currently also...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Print 0 Submitted

Provide a Contemporary "Language" for PRINT FILE Definitions

With the rejection of providing a way to integrate PDF output into IBM i native applications, this request is to provide a free-format DDS for Print files that works with legacy and contemporary interfaces. Whether this new language syntax based o...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

Add CCSID Parameter to CPYSPLF when TOFILE(*TOSTMF) Specified

When copying a SPOOLED File to the IFS (as text or PDF) the CPYSPLF command is normally used. However when TOFILE(*TOSTMF) is specified and the target file does not exists, it creates the file as "binary" or CCSID(65535) when WSCST(*PDF) is used, ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 8 Future consideration

Add PDF Interfaces for PRINTED OUTPUT

The use of AFPRSC keyword in DDS has been fine up until now. Today, there is a need to create more "graphical" printed output for customers, packing slips, invoices, order confirmations all need graphics, and sometimes barcodes or other components...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Not under consideration

PCL 6 Manufacturer Types and Models needed

When printing through a printer session set up to use Host Print Transform ( HPT ) to a PCL6 ASCII printer, nothing physically prints on the printer. This happens using both IBM i Access Client Solutions ( ACS ) and IBM i Access for Windows. Use C...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Print 11 Future consideration