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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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PDF/A support for infoprint / *PSFCFG objects / PDF generation

Nowadays, given recent announcements with 7.5, IBMi base OS license does include Infoprint server and its suite of programs for PDF generation (PDF virtual printers etc.). So PDF generation is now considered a base capability offered by the OS. De...
17 days ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

PDF-A or PDF-A3 creation by CPYSPLF command

Till now we can create PDF's by the CPYSPLF command. Unfortunately it creates only a simple PDF. Enhanced requirements require the PDF-A format with embedded fonts and so on. Actually must a PDF document converted by Java or similar converted to t...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

Add Original Job's User Profile to SPOOLED Files or Original Qualified Job Name to QPRTJOB SPOOLED Files

When swaping user profiles, if that job creates a spooled file, a SPOOLED Print Server Job is created and the job name is always QPRTJOB with a User of the Current (swapped-to) user profile. There is not way to reference back to the originating Jo...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 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

ReSupport and Enhance *PDFMAP objects and related Commands

IBM currently supports 4 *PDFMAP related commands. CRTPDFMAPDLTPDFMAPDSPPDFMAPEWRKPDFMAPEThese command work with the *PDFMAP object which end users have now migrated from the original use, to using them to route SPOOLED file to email clients. It w...
6 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

Vietnamese TS1 PDF on IFS using 5770TS1 product

Display Vietnamese Language correctly in PDF when Override PRTF file to PDF Stream File in IFS for subsequent email sending used. OVRPRTF FILE(xx) DEVTYPE(*AFPDS) WSCST(*PDF) TOSTMF('/xxxxxxxx/xxx.pdf') CHRID & FNTCHRSET can be used to achieve...
7 months 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

Add SPOOLED FILE FILTER to QGYOLSPL API

As instructed by another RFE to classify this under QGYOLSPL instead of QUSLSPL:Please provide a SPOOLED FILE NAME Filter to the QGYOLSPL API and allow multiple entiries, including generic SPOOLED File Names simile to other QGYOLSPL filters. Use C...
8 months ago in IBM i / Print 5 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...
10 months ago in IBM i / Print 7 Future consideration

Add SPOOLED FILE NAME to Input for QUSLSPL API

The QUSLSPL API allows the User Profile, User Data, OUTQ, FORMS type, but for some reason doesn't include the SPOOLED FILE NAME as an input parameter. The WRKSPLF command has this, as should the QUSLSPL API. Please add it. Use Case: The need to re...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Print 3 Not under consideration