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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...
9 months 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 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

PDF/A urgently needed!!

We really urgently need the possibility to create PDF/A documents as defined in ISO standard, because of our huge PDF archive (3500 PDF files daily). If we want to to store PDF documents in archive for 10 years(10y x 270 days x 3500 PDFs), we must...
almost 8 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 7 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

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...
almost 2 years 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future 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.
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Print 5 Future consideration

Allow CPYSPLF to create PDF in Landscape format. Now only Portrait is possible

Right now, CPYSPLF does not reflect Rotation and Page size values on the PDF created by the command. Use Case: We have invoices created in landscape format. If we output the spool in PDF format, we have to rotate the PDF by 90 degree.If we take th...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration