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Host Print Transform (HTP) to process PNG formatted graphical files

For a project a need to get a .png image into a PDF file (including some text) generated by Infoprint Server. The Infoprint Server is not documented to support .png images as this is only something that can be physically printed on an IPDS printer...
about 2 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 5 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 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...
almost 3 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 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 ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Not under 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...
over 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...
about 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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 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...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Print 7 Future consideration

New API with ability to convert/copy spoolfiles into XML file.

Create a new API that can take a specified spoolfile and convert it into a XML file (with defined IFS location). XML format should be - report - Parent/root- - meta - meta information via DSPSPLFA- - pages - parent for all pages- - - - page - indi...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration