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Add identity of Database File and Member in QSPL of the SPOOLED File to QUSRSPLA API

Please add the name of the QSPL database file and member to the Retrieve SPOOLED File Attributes API. If there are multiple members/files, then return it as an repeating list of this with the offset and count as the way to jump to the info. Perhap...
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

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

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

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...
almost 2 years 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...
over 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...
over 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...
over 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, ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 8 Future consideration