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DBCS Support for WSCST(*PDF)

When IBM came out woth PDF transform capabilities for Spool Files using Transfor Services 'WSCST(*PDF)' we were very excited. Our hope was that it would alleviate our current transform solution which takes a lot of development cycles to maintain. ...
about 6 years 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...
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...
10 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 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

Trying to store in a file and print Subscript on AS400

We are developing a new coal system for an existing client. We need to be to add different chemical make ups to print on certificates they that will supply their customers. For example H20 for water, the 2 is slightly under the rest. I thought the...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Not under 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...
11 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

Correct or Enhance the "System Name" on which SPOOLED file is created.

When a SPOOLED file is created, the "System Name" is assigned as an attribute to the SPOOLED file. The documentation says this is the System Name where the Job that created the SPOOLED file ran. However it is NOT a "System Name". It appears to be ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

Enable a command to load an IFS file to a raw *USERASCII printer file like i.e. CPYFRMSTMF

Please enable a command to load an IFS file to a raw *USERASCII printer file. i.e. to support direct PDF or PS or PCL etc. file load. One idea: add an option to CPYFRMSTMF to indicate a printer file. Use case: i.e. get a shipping PDF label from a ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

Allow for AFPDS Report duplex printing by changing the spooled file attributes (CHGSPLFA)

Please, allow for AFPDS reports to be changed from simplex to duplex by changing the "DUPLEX" parmater in the CHGSPLFA command.Actually this is allowed only for SCS reports...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Print 1 Not under consideration

IBM iSeries OS Spooled File export to Excel or CSV from Printer Output +/or

Multiple users with varying abilities need to download IBM iSeries Spooled files for analysis to Excel daily. We would like the general population who generate spooled files to be able to export into XLS please.Currently the options for download f...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Not under consideration