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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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Print 8 Future consideration

SMTP timeout and message for Infoprint Server

Our business uses Infoprint Server to create PDF files of order, packaging and shipping information. Intermittently, spooled files will remain in PRT status and all emails stop sending until the writer is ended and restarted. The issue has been id...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 1 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...
12 months ago in IBM i / Print 5 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Not under 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...
11 months ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

Infoprint Server: Fully support the SMTP attributes *SMTP and *SMTPMSF

Currently the InfoPrint server does not fully support the SMTP attribute DIRTYPE (E-mail directory type) = *SMTP or *SMTPMSF. The InfoPrint server still requires the user to be enrolled in the System Directory (WRKDIRE) Use Case: The System Direct...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

Create a parameter that would force a prompt for a pass code to allow a specific spooled file to print.

We want to send a Secure Print passcode to a Xerox D110 printer that would allow a specific job to print (in this case, a spooled file containing checks). To achieve that, we modified a WSCST using instructions we got from our Xerox vendor. We can...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Not under consideration

Infoprint Server: Native CL commands for adding, changing or deleting PDF Map Entries

Currently, the only way to add, change or deleting entries in a PDF Map is to use the command WRKPDFMAPE and use the 5250 program/menu. Use Case: A native CL command would make it possible to use a CL program, script or anisble to setup a new syst...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 1 Not under 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.
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 5 Future consideration

Host Print Transform (HTP) to process PNG formatted graphical files

For a project a need to get a .png image into a PDF file (including some text) generated by Infoprint Server. The Infoprint Server is not documented to support .png images as this is only something that can be physically printed on an IPDS printer...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 5 Future consideration