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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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 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

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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Not under consideration

Enhance QGYOLSPL or QUSRSPLA to Find Last SPOOLED File

Today with Print Server Jobs, Threads and SQL Server Jobs, the QSPRILSP is all but useless in these environments.This request is to enhance either the QGYOLSPL or the QUSRSPLA API so they have the ability to retrieve the identity of the Last Creat...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 7 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

Allow AFPRSC with pdf objects to be exported to pdf

It is not possible to create a PDF with the 5770ts1 product out of a spoolfile containing a PDF, because this process is not supported. Use Case: Integrate a logo in PDF format in a spoolfile to print documents in the layout of our official corpor...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

Command to end writer abnormally

Currently, there is not a command to end a writer abnormally. The end job abnormal command ( ENDJOBABN ) does not abnormally end writer jobs. To end writer ( WTR ) or print driver jobs ( PDJ ) abnormally, one must call the QSPENDWA program. For ex...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

LPR remote writer code enhancement

We have raise a PMR 62549,141,672, and would like to request IBM to add a retry mechanism when acknowledge not received from remote side, or even end the writer after certain period of time for waiting an acknowledge. Use Case: HSBC is using remot...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Print 5 Future consideration

New attribute "spooled file topic" on printer file.

Add a new attribute "spooled file topic" on the printer file for a long and readable description of each spooled file. Add the new attribute to CRTPRTF and OVRPRTF commands. Use Case: This new attribute is very helpfull for the user that must find...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Not under consideration