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Better behavior and error handling between Infoprint and SMTP

We've gone to great lengths to troubleshoot an email delivery issue in IBM Case TS015919455. When encountering a transient email delivery issue while using a 3rd party email relay server on the public internet (i.e. Microsoft 365), the IBM SMTP se...
10 days ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

Add ORDER BY Creation Date/Time to WRKSPLF and add *USRPRF option and System Value for Same

Our end users tend to keep SPOOLED files "forever" so the more days that pass, the longer their list of SPOOLED files becomes. I would be extremely helpful to provide a User Profile-based option for "SPOOLED File Sequencing" that is applied when U...
4 months ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration

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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 7 Future consideration

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...
10 months ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration

Enhance Output Queue Library Filtering on QGYOLSPL to support *ALLUSR and *ALL options

The QGYOLSPL is great for obtaining a list of SPOOLED files. However the output queue filtering option is limited to a specific library name or two symbolic names *CURLIB and *LIBL. The issue comes up if an output queue is in a "private" library t...
4 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Print 12 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

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...
7 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 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, ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 8 Future consideration

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...
7 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration