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

port infoprint xxxx2afp tools to PASE

the infoprint product installed on the IBMi includes a windows installable product in /QIBM/ProdData/InfoprintServer/Transforms/Install/Image that installs useful command line utilities like gif2afp to allow batch and command line conversion of i....
3 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 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...
3 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 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...
6 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 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...
6 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 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...
6 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 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...
7 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

DDS: Add trim-indicator to all mainstream 1D BARCODE (i.e. COD128)

DDS: Add trim-indicator to all mainstream 1D BARCODE (i.e. COD128) like 2D QR barcodes. Frequently used codes like COD128 lacks the ability to trim right spaces before rendering the barcodes. Consequently, a real case of a field say of 30 chars, t...
8 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 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...
9 months ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration

Add identity of Database File and Member in QSPL of the SPOOLED File to QUSRSPLA API

Please add the name of the QSPL database file and member to the Retrieve SPOOLED File Attributes API. If there are multiple members/files, then return it as an repeating list of this with the offset and count as the way to jump to the info. Perhap...
9 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration