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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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Start by posting ideas and requests to this portal to enhance a Power product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

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The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The Power teams will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

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Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.


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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...
10 months ago in IBM i / Print 7 Future 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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Print 7 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Print 4 Not under consideration

Generated PDF files in PDF/A format

When customers needs to store different electronic business documents as PDF for long term archiving it is important that the PDF files are of type PDF/A (version 1.4 or higher). Currently can only PDF version 1.3 be created with native IBM i solu...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 8 Future consideration

Enable *ADD by using CPYSPLF *TOSTMF (*PDF)

In some cases it would be usefull to merge multiple spoolfiles to one pdf. Please enable in a further release or TR the option *ADD for pdf-creation via CPYSPLF. Thx Use Case: CPYSPLF FILE(AFPPRTF) TOFILE(*TOSTMF) JOB(123456/USER/SESSION) SPLNBR(2...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Not under consideration

Allow CPYSPLF to create PDF in Landscape format. Now only Portrait is possible

Right now, CPYSPLF does not reflect Rotation and Page size values on the PDF created by the command. Use Case: We have invoices created in landscape format. If we output the spool in PDF format, we have to rotate the PDF by 90 degree.If we take th...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 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, ...
8 months ago in IBM i / Print 8 Future consideration

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...
5 months ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

More Recent Version of PDF

5722IP1 (V5R3) with an IBM i V7R3 is using an old version of PDF = 1.4 (Acrobat 5.x). Use Case: The produced PDF document are uploaded for a e-signature process and the PDF created are too heavy with this version which generates frequent incidents.
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 5 Future consideration

New API with ability to convert/copy spoolfiles into XML file.

Create a new API that can take a specified spoolfile and convert it into a XML file (with defined IFS location). XML format should be - report - Parent/root- - meta - meta information via DSPSPLFA- - pages - parent for all pages- - - - page - indi...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration