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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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Print 2 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

Provide a Contemporary "Language" for PRINT FILE Definitions

With the rejection of providing a way to integrate PDF output into IBM i native applications, this request is to provide a free-format DDS for Print files that works with legacy and contemporary interfaces. Whether this new language syntax based o...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

ReSupport and Enhance *PDFMAP objects and related Commands

IBM currently supports 4 *PDFMAP related commands. CRTPDFMAPDLTPDFMAPDSPPDFMAPEWRKPDFMAPEThese command work with the *PDFMAP object which end users have now migrated from the original use, to using them to route SPOOLED file to email clients. It w...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

Add CCSID Parameter to CPYSPLF when TOFILE(*TOSTMF) Specified

When copying a SPOOLED File to the IFS (as text or PDF) the CPYSPLF command is normally used. However when TOFILE(*TOSTMF) is specified and the target file does not exists, it creates the file as "binary" or CCSID(65535) when WSCST(*PDF) is used, ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 8 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 5 Future consideration

F15 to search backwards, vs. F16 to search forwards

I can search/find forward in a spool file, for example, but it would be nice to be able to search/find backward as well. I see F14=Find options, F16=Find; looks like F15=Find prev would fit nicely on spool files and physical file searches Use Case...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 7 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...
over 2 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration