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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 1 year ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

Prevent Data Corruption Via CPYSPLF

CPYSPLF, which by default is set to *PUBLIC *USE, if directed at a regular, multi-field database file, will overwrite that file without warning. Request is to either prevent the copy or issue a warning that multiple fields will be overwritten. (I ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Print 3 Not under 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 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

Provide CCSID paramater on CPYSPLF

Provide a STMFCCSID parameter on the CPYSPLF command when using the TOSTMF option. Now the stream file is created with the job CCSID being EBCDIC instead of ASCII. Use Case: When converting spooled output to text files for further processing the s...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 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 5 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 5 Future consideration

Action description for own spooled file actions made by QIBM_QSP_SPLF_LSTACT exit point

The QIBM_QSP_SPLF_LSTACT exit point for creating user defined spooled file actions is a very nice feature that we use extensively and want to use even more in the future. But, there should be the possibility to show the descriptions of the user de...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Not under 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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

STRRMTWTR option to start multiple writerprograms for single OUTQ

STRRMTWTR only starts multiple writerprograms when having OUTQ-parameter = *ALL and WTR-parameter = *OUTQ. It would be nice to be able to start as many writerprograms as definied on an outqdescription, for a single outq. Suggestion would be to add...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Not under consideration